IMS challenges and solution
This project started with a feasibility study, the idea was to simplify the manufacturing process for expansion. The existing production equipment was highly specific, fully automated and combining all process in a very complex way. For some of these processes, an improvement in robustness was necessary.
The completely automated production process was unraveled in a number of subprocesses, which would be performed semi-automatically. These processes are:
- Manual pre-assembly
- Crimp and roll
- Function test
- Laser marking
The answer to Sensata’s needs was an easy to maintain, semi-automated production line, consisting out of semi-automatic production equipment on a uniform basis with a uniform user interface. On which every process is executed in a reliable and robust manner. IMS proceeded to build, validate and install the production line on-site.