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Mar 25, 2015 —

Hörle Automatic manufactures components for the automobile industry among others. The company has a wide range of machinery to enable fast and efficient production of both large and small volumes.

ArcWorld arc welding cell, source Yaskawa

March, 2015

Challenge

Hörle Automatic manufactures components for the automobile industry among others. The company has a wide range of machinery to enable fast and efficient production of both large and small volumes. It also manufactures prototypes and small batches, and tests new methods and tools. For Hörle it is important to work with Lean production, and to maintain a leading position in terms of quality and process knowledge. Previously the company has been primarily engaged in pipe work and machining.

Solution

The acquisition of the subcontractor Vaggeryds Svets means that capacity has now been expanded with a complete welding shop. The welding shop includes two ArcSystem arc welding cells. A demonstration of ArcWorld at Yaskawa Nordic showed that the compact robot cell would be an excellent supplement to the two arc welding cells.

Results

With two stations in the ArcWorld cell, there is great potential to adapt the production flow according to the product mix, either running two different products or two different operations on the same product.

Getting production underway only required a two-day initial training course for two operators, however, the welding shop already had considerable experience of welding robots. The robot cell didn’t take long to install on site and has functioned unproblematically since then, usually in two shifts.

For Hörle Automatic, ArcWorld is quite simply a flexible robot cell which contributes to maintaining a large product mix and short delivery times.

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