The Problem: A heavy equipment manufacturer needed a more flexible assembly process to increase capacity without an increase or decrease in workforce. They were looking for technology that they could replicate to other plants.
The RedViking Solution: A fully integrated flexible assembly line solution, using Wingspan® battery-free AGVs with synchronized lifts.
The Problem: A heavy truck manufacturer sometimes had components damaged during frame positioning. Because the damage could go undetected until after additional parts had been added, they had high rework costs. Trailing lines and hoses were a trip hazard for their operators.
The RedViking Solution: Battery-free rail-guided AGVs with operator-controlled lifts to position and transport the heavy truck frames for assembly. Remote controlled AGVs give operators greater control over part positioning to prevent damage to components, and the trailing trip hazards are gone.
The Problem: Vertical integration at GKN Driveline had resulted in multiple traceability systems that were hard to use and manage, A black box MES solution didn’t offer the flexibility they wanted.
The RedViking Solution: Gradual rollout of Argonaut Track & Trace with Pack Out, with future capability for OEE. Complete project management and machine integration.
The Problem: An aircraft manufacturer needed to cut production costs for part trimming. Their manual measurement and trimming process was time consuming and costly.
The RedViking Solution: An automated laser radar aircraft measurement and robotic trimming cell designed to trim six different parts within tolerance, reducing aircraft door and hatch trimming time from more than 70 hours to less than 10 hours per assembly. Estimated first year savings will exceed $2M.
The Problem: A sunroof manufacturer moved to a new design and needed to quickly ramp up for production. They needed a single leak test machine to test 54 points on 2 models.
The RedViking Solution: An automated pressure test system capable of leak testing all weld locations, delivered to meet the customer’s aggressive deadline.
The Problem: Worker injuries and downtime were a persistent problem on an automotive assembly marriage line. They needed a decking loop with better ergonomics and capacity to run more than one job per minute without interruption.
The RedViking Solution: A Wingspan™ battery-free AGV decking system with integrated lifts to automatically synchronize with overhead conveyors.
The Problem: An off-highway vehicle manufacturer needed the flexibility to gradually scale a new line as production increased, without paying for any conveyance they didn’t need.
The RedViking Solution: A Wingspan™ Battery-free AGV assembly line that grew production by 200% in 2 years with no increase in staff or floor space. The line has been successfully rerouted over a weekend.
The Problem: Outsourced military vehicle assembly line was unable to meet increased demand for military vehicles capable of withstanding IED attacks.
The RedViking Solution: Turn-key design, development and delivery of an in-house assembly line to increase production capacity by 400% with improved vehicle quality, saving the lives of U.S. troops.
The Problem: A Tier 1 automotive exhaust system supplier needed to improve capacity utilization.
The RedViking Solution: Multi-component manifold gages and leak testers to increase capacity and reduce floor space, energy use and capital investment.
The Problem: A Department of Defense ammunitions manufacturer simultaneously needed to manage major line technology improvements and increased volume requirements.
The RedViking Solution: Complete project management, where new systems were created and installed in parallel with refurbished machines to minimize line downtime.