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+Vantage Case Studies: EV Solutions

Read three case studies on how +Vantage brings automation to EV production

Providing Seamless Automation

+Vantage has decades of experience in bringing automation solutions to the forefront of expanding industries. In these case studies, we show how automated degating, material handling, and inspection technologies empower electric vehicle OEMs to make the most of their production line.

Battery Trays

Battery Trays

Parts are introduced into the cell with a powered belt conveyor. The cell then utilizes robotic material handling to orient and flip parts for a 3D line scan. Each part is either sorted onto a ‘good’ or ‘rejected’ conveyor. Good parts are moved to a vision inspection station before they are then passed onto the pack out station.

  • There were large parts with complicated geometry.
  • A large number of inspection points were required.
  • Ergonomic manual inspection station was also needed.

1. Incoming Station

  • Robotic Material Handling

2. 3D Profile Line Scan Station

  • Inspections Include:
    • Surface Profile/Flatness
    • Hole Size/Position
    • Various Assembled Components Presence

3. Reject Station

  • Powered Belt Conveyors
  • Part Reintroduction Capable

4. Manual Vision Inspection Station

  • Inspections Include:
    • Quality
    • Part Picture Captures

5. Manual Packout Station

  • Crane Lift Assist
  • Packout Pallets
  • Incoming Conveyor
  • Robotic Par Handling
  • Part Flip Station
  • Servo driven 3D Profile Line Scan
  • Vision Inspection

Overview

Overview

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eMotor Housing Degate & Laser Marking System

eMotor Housing

Robotic material handling introduces the part to a system. Overflow material is removed through various operations including a robot-handled, servo-controlled saw and pneumatic press operation. The part is then moved to a laser marking station where a barcode is added to the part. Marking is verified before the robot removes the part.

  • The part manufacturing process develops large amounts of overflow material, which needs to be degated from the part.
  • The manufactured components required a method of data acquisition and part traceability at the die case process.

  • Robotic Material Handling
  • Overflow Degate Station
  • Servo-Controlled Saw
  • Laser Marking Station
  • Marking Verification
  • ABB Robotics
  • Push Corp. Servo Spindle
  • Mecco Laser Marker
  • Keyence Barcode Reader
  • Fumex Extractor

Overview

Overview

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Battery Tray 3D Inspection Machine

Battery tray

The part is manually loaded into a nest. Once the cycle start is triggered, the part is automatically clamped and transported through a 3D line scan inspection system. The part is converted into a 3D data point cloud, and analyzed for its dimensional integrity.

  • There were large parts with complicated geometry.
  • Many inspection points were required.
  • There were multiple parts with completely different forms.

  • Flexible Tooling Nests
  • Servo-Driven Platen
  • 3D Profile Line Scan from LMI
  • LMI Line Scanners
  • Flexible Tooling Nests
  • Schunk Linear Servo Belt Drive
  • Keyence Light Curtains
  • RTGC Controls

Overview

Overview

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