COMAU is specialized in the design of automated production lines for the automobile.
As part of the production of a new engine for an automotive manufacturer, COMAU is responsible for developing an engine block machining production line.
Due to the complexity of the flows and the simultaneity of the line parameters, Inoprod has worked with COMAU to validate the design of the line and its capacity objectives before finalizing the purchasing of the means.
Definition and securing of the automation rules to be implemented on the line (number and circulation rules of parts)
Modification of the conveying system configuration (Addition of a buffer to speed up the parts crossing) to optimize the line productivity
Line filling and emptying time
Machines occupation rate
Production rate (in piece / hour)
Takt time (parts/hour)
Jean-Louis MARES – Automatization project manager
“The simulation could test several scenarios until the optimal solution was obtained in record time.
Contractually by the customer, the line flow simulation was a validation milestone to stop the solution and authorize its launch in manufacturing. It had to demonstrate the line’s ability to achieve operational performance and obtain customer support for the solution.
In record time compared to traditional solutions, the simulation could test several scenarios until the optimal solution was obtained thanks to the visualizations of the impact of the modifications made.
Very early in the project, the client and the project team could be reassured about the relevance of the chosen solution and be confident about the achievement of performance. Validating the solution before performing helps minimize rejects and rework, which is costly when they are discovered late.“
“More than a service provider, Inoprod has been a partner involved in achieving the performance of our project by being a source of proposals, providing us the benefit of its experience. A win-win collaboration.“
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