SEAT Cupra Paint Repair

Automated sanding and polishing process with media changing station

SEAT

CAR MANUFACTURER SINCE 1950

Employees: 14.750
Headquarters: Martorell
Production locations: 6
Distribution locations: Worldwide

The Solution

ROI
< 2 Years

100 %
less
manual work

50 %
less
stations

30 %
less
abrasives

scope &
of work

PROCESS OPTIMIZATION

  Sanding paint defects
  Polishing surfaces
  Reduce cycle times
  Cost reduction

Material: Painted car body

“Thanks to the pressure precision of the AOK XS we were able to achieve our goal of eliminating defects automatically.“

Oscar Castellón,
Manager Paint Engineering
KSEAT S.A.

INITIAL SITUATION

In 2016 SEAT started with installing the first defect detection tunnel. All defect coordinates were sent to screens where operators visualized them and repaired those defects manually. Realizing that this final task could be fixed automatically, SEAT invested in their initial prototype installation.

THE PROCESS

A defect detection tunnel does scanning, sanding and polishing of painted car bodies in a completely automated process. A fully automated defect detection & processing where the sanding/polishing tools are perfectly coordinated.

Improved precision and timing

After the goal of eliminating the defects automatically was achieved, another need came up - the optimization of the process time. Again SEAT teamed up with FerRobotics. The solution was a device that automatically changed the sandpaper and to avoid losing time the paper simply got changed during the transport cycle.

The result

  • Perfect car body surfaces
  • Exactly reproducible quality
  • Reduction in the use of abrasives
  • Great savings in time
  • Guaranteed process reliability

OUR EXPERTISE = YOUR ADVANTAGE

We see it as our task to offer you today what will solve your problems tomorrow and increase your competitiveness. Thanks to patented Active Compliant Technology solutions we achieve better results in quality and productivity for all those involved in these processes. You are welcome to receive all details about this project in the form of a fact sheet >>>

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