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Custom Automation Systems for the Automotive Industry

Streamline production processes and enhance efficiency with automotive automation.

Custom Automation Systems for the Automotive Industry
Why should you work with RNA?

Customised Automation Solutions

Specialises in developing customised solutions that perfectly fit the unique requirements of each client, ensuring optimal performance and integration with existing processes.

Comprehensive Support Services

Provides extensive after-sales support, including training, maintenance, and technical assistance, to ensure smooth operation and quick resolution of any issues.

Long-Term Partnership and Consultation

Acts as a long-term partner for clients, offering ongoing consultation and upgrades to keep pace with technological advancements and changing industry demands.

Automating automotive processes with robots

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From welding and assembly to material handling, virtually each stage of car manufacturing stands to gain from automation. The technology typically involves incorporating robots into key areas, aiming to boost efficiency in three key ways: saving time, increasing production capacity, and protecting workers from hazardous tasks and repetitive strain.

Both car part producers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) leverage robotics and vision systems for various tasks, including welding and clipping, assembly, inspecting, and testing. The beauty of automation lies in its adaptability and constant evolution, presenting exciting opportunities to further optimise car manufacturing processes in the future.

RNA Automation specialises in a diverse range of automation technologies tailored for automotive applications to help increase efficiency in these companies.

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RNA’s Capabilities

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Adhesive & Sealant Dispensing, Adhesives, Bowl Feeding, Clip Driving, Continuous Motion, Flex Feeding, Force & Distance Monitoring, High Speed Pick & Place, Induction Heating, Insert Assembly, Leak Testing, Linear Motion, Lot Traceability, Part Feeding, Pick & Place, Press Tending, Riveting, Robotic, Robotic Palletizing, Screwdriving, Sonic Welding, Vision Inspection & Verification Systems, Vision-guided Robotics

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Build-to-print, Build-to-reference, Contract Manufacturing, Value Engineering, Volume Manufacturing

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Automated (Robotic-gantry) Adhesive and Sealant Dispensing (Urethanes, Plastisols, Silicones, Acrylics), Adhesives, Foam (Place Gaskets, Others, 1K and 2K), Metering Approaches (Rod Displacement, Gear Metering, Time-pressure), Inline Bead Inspection (Presence, Location, Size, Lot Traceability, Pumping Equipment)

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2D Laser Inspection, 3D Laser Inspection, Electrical , Force & Distance Monitoring, Functional Testing, Hardness, Helium Leak Test, High Speed Camera Vision Inspection, Inline Bead Inspection for Dispensing, Inline Weld Process Monitoring, Leak Testing, Lot Traceability, LVDT Mechanical Inspection, Pressure Decay Leak Test, Sound, Ultrasonic, UV Vision Inspection

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2D Laser Inspection, 3D Laser Inspection, Ablation, Capability, Cutting, Inline Weld Process Monitoring, Laser Marking, Laser Trimming, Laser Welding, Marking

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Metal processing expand icon

Crimping, Friction Stir Welding, Laser Welding, Machining, MIG Welding, Resistance Welding, TIG Welding, Trimming

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Adhesive & Sealant Dispensing

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Adhesives, Automated Screwdriving, Bladder Wrapping, Degating & Punching, Clipping, Edge Wrapping, Heat Welding, Heatstake Welding, Heatstakes, Infrared Bonding, Insert Assembly, Laser Marking, Laser Trimming, Plastics Welding, Press Laminating, Robotic Mould Tending, Scrim Media Welding, Sonic Welding, Spin Welding, Trimming

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Collaborative Robotics Integration, Robotic Assembly, Robotic Cell Simulations, Robotic Integration, Robotic Mould Tending, Robotic Palletizing, Vision-guided Robotics

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Barcode Communication, Custom Software Development, Data Storage Communication, Data Tracking Communication, In-line 3D Part Metrology, Line Tracking Programming, Lot Traceability, MES Communication Systems, RFID Communication, Robotic Cell Simulations, SCADA Development, Trafficking Conveyors

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High Speed Camera Vision Inspection, Inline Bead Inspection for Dispensing, UV Vision Inspection, Vision-guided Robotics, measurement inspection, assembly checks.

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Friction Stir Welding, Friction Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Heat Welding, Heatstake Welding, Heatstakes, Hot Plate Welding, Inline Weld Process Monitoring, IR Welding, Laser Welding, MIG Welding, Plastics Welding, Resistance Welding, RF Welding, Scrim Media Welding, Sonic Welding, Spin Welding, TIG Welding, Ultrasonic Welding, Welding

Applications

Automatic Screw Insertion Cell with Bowl Feeder

Automatic Screw Insertion Cell with Bowl Feeder

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Vibratory bowl feeder to feed and orientate Collets

Vibratory bowl feeder to feed and orientate Collets

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Vibratory bowl feeder to feed and orientate Diesel Nozzles

Vibratory bowl feeder to feed and orientate Diesel Nozzles

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For decades, automation has driven the ever-evolving automotive industry. With the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), advancements in battery technology, and rising demand for customization, automotive manufacturers must now operate with unparalleled flexibility.

Automation has transformed automotive manufacturing, making production lines faster, more efficient, and less prone to human error. The integration of automotive automation technologies, including material handling, robotics, and vision systems handles tasks ranging from welding and clipping to assembly and inspection. This not only speeds up the manufacturing process but also ensures consistent quality across products.

Experts say

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RNA will be able to assist you in the automotive sector due our vast experience of completed cells out within the industry, we have the skillsets and knowledge to effectively assist you with any efficiency improvements or automation cell requirements you may have.

Matt Hallifax | UK Sales Manager

What our clients say

“I have worked with RNA on numerous projects since I joined the automation department within my company and I can say it has been very easy and professional.

RNA have a very good portfolio of bespoke equipment and standard equipment and offer a lot of solutions within the plastics industries.

We have closely worked together on complicated automation cells that include numerous robots per cell, test equipment and bought in equipment. Throughout these cells there has been plenty of discussions and a lot of information to handle in terms of interfacing and the best technical solution for the end customer. RNA have understood all aspects of the finished part and the challenges with plastic injection moulding.”

Automation and Digital Project Engineer of a globally leading injection moulding machine manufacturer

Automotive FAQs

What is automation in the automotive industry?

Automation in the automotive industry refers to the use of advanced technology, machinery, and software to perform tasks that human workers traditionally did. This includes everything from the assembly line processes to quality control and supply chain management. The goal of automation is to increase efficiency, improve product quality, reduce costs, and enhance safety.

How is automation used in automotive industry?

RNA offers a broad range of automotive automation solutions to help improve your existing production lines. These technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Assembly & testing
  • Automated parts handling & orientating
  • Robotics
  • Vision inspection & quality control
  • Welding & clipping
  • End-of-line automation
  • Poka Yoke
How do I start working with RNA?

Contact our team to discuss your next project. Our experts will provide guidance and support to help you achieve your goals. Call us on  +44 (0)121 749 2566 or email us using  [email protected].

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