Body in White Automation
We were asked to expand the capacity of a Sports Utility Vehicle line. In addition, the customer wanted to add new fixtures in both the left and right hand and dash line.
To achieve their requirements, we implemented a Siemens Simatic Manager with distributed fail safe using Profinet communication with 2300 inputs/outputs.
We were able to increase the number of jobs per hour from 27 to 35, a 30% increase in capacity. We also added alarms to reduce losses due to equipment failure while making it easier to manage the operation from a centralized location.