TFT manufactured a robot-controlled and robot-supplied inspection and assembly line for handling oil pans.
A robot picks up and moves the oil pan through a process in which the pan passes through various machining stations. The assembly line tests for leaks, presses pins into the oil pan and a robot then fits bolts and plastic parts to the assembly. The oil pans only reach the final station if all of the steps have been executed correctly. This means that all products leaving the end of the assembly line have zero defects. In addition, use of the robot improves working conditions and reduces staff costs.