Production Process Automation
Rucha Engineers Pvt. Ltd., a more than $100 million revenues organization is leading supplier to market leaders in the three-wheeler and two-wheeler automotive segment in India. Since its inception in 1987 as Shree Engineers, the company over the period of more than 30 years has gone through a lot of business transformation including corporate makeovers and venturing into other related diversified fields in the arena of automotive engineering and technologies. Spanning across 10 manufacturing facilities spread across four industrial states in India REPL is truly a glocal enterprise embracing innovative technologies and transformations to make a push in its IoT driven Industry 4.0 initiatives and offer products and services to excellent global automotive manufacturers with the twist of local and need-based tailored engineering.
As a part of its smart manufacturing initiatives, REPL intended to develop indigenous industrial automation capabilities to drive higher operational efficiencies, productivity, maximizing capacity utilization and making workplace safer and more team member friendly. Several challenges waited to be resolved at the outset
A crossbar mechanism controlled with servo motors was employed as a solution to the problem. The jobholder mechanism also had various suction cups, which were used to pick and place the job pieces from on workstation/tool/die on to another to remove human intervention from the production line. A control panel was also provided to the mechanism to control the signals and the movement of the crossbar which was routed through a PLC for the desired effect to take place. Additionally, a scarp cutter was also added as a part of the tool eliminating the risk of accidents/injury.