Producing cars of luxury, much of Bentley’s processes are completed by hand as a means of ensuring build quality and maintaining the company’s core values. Production levels make it difficult to complete everything by hand however, thus automation in areas where product quality isn’t jeopardised and instead improved, can be used as a means of streamlining operations and keeping up with market demand.
Cobots are the perfect solution to this challenge due to their collaborative nature which means operators work alongside them just like another member of the team, keeping the process control in the hands of the operator.
Bentley contacted Reeco to assist them with a screw fixing process for door components. Previous processes saw operators manually fixing screws into each part variant with manual stations and jigs for each, this process is now completed by a screw fixing cobot, developed and integrated by Reeco.