Custom-engineered six-station system

Coventry-based Expert UK has won a £140,000 contract to supply a custom-engineered six-station system to be installed as part of a new robotic welding line at Land Rover’s Solihull plant. The lift and transfer system will be used in conjunction with 14 ABB Series 4 robots, which will automatically assemble engine compartments for Land Rover […]

Coventry-based Expert UK has won a £140,000 contract to supply a custom-engineered six-station system to be installed as part of a new robotic welding line at Land Rover’s Solihull plant. The lift and transfer system will be used in conjunction with 14 ABB Series 4 robots, which will automatically assemble engine compartments for Land Rover models powered by the company’s new KV6 petrol and M47 diesel engines. Like previous installations used for the Jaguar S Type saloon and the new utility vehicle to be assembled by Chrysler in Mexico, the system incorporates a soft-touch pick up feature that eliminates the risk of panel damage. The equipment also has smooth transfer and acceleration characteristics, which are achieved through a cam-based drive system.