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First turnkey delivery of robotized assembly lines for car engines and cylinder heads

Walter Kimmelmann (Walter Kimmelmann (walter.kimmelmann‐dr@ defpa.mail.abb.com) and Friedrich Wolbring (friedrich.wolbring@defpa.mail.abb.com) are both at ABB Flexible Powertrain Assembly GmbH, Germany.)
Friedrich Wolbring (Walter Kimmelmann (walter.kimmelmann‐dr@ defpa.mail.abb.com) and Friedrich Wolbring (friedrich.wolbring@defpa.mail.abb.com) are both at ABB Flexible Powertrain Assembly GmbH, Germany.)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

The robotized cylinder head and engine assembly lines at the Opel car factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany, make it one of the most advanced of its kind in the world. Designed and installed by ABB as a turnkey system, the project has set new standards for logistics, floor‐space requirements, economy and productivity. Zero‐defect production was given the highest priority during planning and realization of the assembly lines. Robot stations, special‐purpose machines and manual workstations have been combined in a way that optimizes the plant configuration and achieves maximum benefit for the plant operators.

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Kimmelmann, W. and Wolbring, F. (2000), "First turnkey delivery of robotized assembly lines for car engines and cylinder heads", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 44-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910010304951

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