Knuckle Assembly Cell

Challenge A tier-1 automotive part supplier required an assembly cell capable of installing one bushing and two sleeves into a right- or left-hand steering knuckle, utilizing a single operator in 59 seconds or less. In automotive suspension, a steering knuckle contains the wheel hub or spindle, and attaches to the suspension components. Steering knuckles, like the automobiles they complement, come … Read More

Valve Assembly System

A major automotive supplier needed an automated machine that could assemble a shock absorber valve assembly by stacking pre-described sets of washers of varying sizes repeatedly, accurately and rapidly. It needed to be able to adapt to different recipes — virtually limitless combinations — of washer stacks. These washer stacks are a part of a valve assembly that attaches to … Read More