Thermode Welding Machine Manufacturing with Industry 4.0 Technologies in the Automotive Sector


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Yücel U. , Taşkın U., Tükel S.

VI. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND VOCATIONAL STUDIES CONGRESS – ENGINEERING (BILMES EN 2021), Ankara, Turkey, 23 - 26 December 2021, vol.1, pp.274-282

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-282

Abstract

In today's world, businesses maintain their competitiveness by using the developing technologies in their production systems, which we can express under the title of Industry 4.0. The automotive industry is a sector that requires high technology and is highly competitive. Although meeting the demands for high speed, efficiency and product quality requires investment costs, companies that make these investments can find a place for themselves in the global market. The mounting process of the sensors used in the automotive industry and checking whether the mounting process complies with the standards are carried out at 6 different workstations. Manufacturing with different machines causes more personnel, slower speed and lower efficiency. With the developed PDM246 Thermote Welding Machine, it ensures that the sensors, which are manufactured in 6 independent areas, are mounted on the machine and the quality control of the process is carried out in a single workstation. Pre-Assembly, PCB Assembly to Housing with Thermode Welding, Connector Part Assembly, Soldering, Solder Control and Marking units constitute the workstation. Each unit in the workstation can communicate with other units. The PDM246 communicates with other stations via IoT and its data is stored on the institution's server. The machine can be accessed and controlled remotely. Image processing systems are also used in control processes. Speed, efficiency, quality increase, remote access and controllability, data collection increases the usefulness and efficiency of the machine.