Support in Process Planning in Car Body Manufacture
In car body manufacturing the individual, pre-formed sheet parts of the car body, i.e. floor elements and parts for the engine cavity, side walls, roof and door components are put together. During system planning, the following question is to the fore in the process planning phase: Which processes and tools should be used for this?
In addition to the various types of welding processing – like spot-welding or arc welding – processes such as riveting, sticking or pressure joining are used in car body manufacturing. Depending on the joining method, various machines, robots and other equipment are necessary. The system must be designed accordingly. The challenge is always to manufacture the car body with the minimum effort and optimum use of resources.
Services for process planning
TECOSIM engineers support process planning in the area of car body manufacture (BIW) with the following services:
Calculating the cycle time, depending on the production volume
Structure of the production components on the basis of the part study
Study of the welding spots, definitionofthe welding process and selection the welding gun
System design and conceptual layout of the plant
Proposals for the cable tray layout
Simulation of the material flow
Used simulation software
TECOSIM engineers use the following software for BIW simulation: