At KTH, we plan and design assembly lines for automotive components worldwide. Our process begins when our Production Associates feed the parts through automated assembly lines and then through a system of fixtures, robots, and conveyance systems; after which the parts are welded together to make an automotive component. Some of our processes require us to create sub-components that are assembled and welded to other sub-components to produce a final component. The assembly lines are flexible enough to produce different types of components for different automotive models, thus eliminating the need for a new weld line at each new model change. This results in significant cost savings for our customers.
Assembly lines consist of:
- Associate Operators
- Robots (Material Handling, Spot , and MIG Welding)
- Weld Fixtures
- Part Handlers
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
- Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
- Multiple Position Servo Tables
Types of Joining:
- Spot Welding- melting metal to fuse together two materials under high pressure
- Laser Welding- intended for different blank welding jobs. One or more blanks with equal or different sheet thickness are welded into a single sheet. This is designed for economical welding of tailored blanks with straight seams.
- MIG Welding- feeding a wire and fusing two pieces of material or parts together.
- SPR Joining- joining two pieces of material or parts together mechanically by Self Piercing Rivets.
- Adhesive Bonding- joining two pieces of material together by chemical bonding.
Each joined component is inspected to ensure that KTH quality standards have been met.
At the KTH Group, skilled Equipment Support Group (ESG) maintenance technicians are available around the clock to ensure our production lines are always running smoothly and at full capacity.