Featured Automotive Case Study
Trace Die Cast
Trace Die Cast is a Tier One and Tier Two supplier of high quality aluminum die castings for the automotive industry. Customers can turn to Trace, not only for high quality castings, but also prototype development, design assistance, mold flow analysis, machining, assembly, and secondary finishing. For its Bowling Green, Kentucky facility, Trace turned to Bastian to help them automate their machine tending process
Automotive Case Studies
Automated Pallet Unloader
Ideal for automotive manufacturing, this custom-engineered system automatically unloads pallets for fork truck retrieval. The system allows for increased staging capacity, improved productivity and is easily scalable as operations grow.
AAP St. Marys
AAP St. Mary's was founded in 1988. A division of Hitachi Metals, Ltd., they are a supplier for Honda, Ford, Subaru, Nissan, and Toyota. AAP produces wheels from 15" to 22" in diameter.
Aeroquip Corporation, a major manufacturer of hose and fittings, recently consolidated thirteen U.S. distribution centers down to only two. To accommodate the increased order volume, a new highly automated facility was built in Van Wert, Ohio.
Tom Wood Automotive
Tom Wood Automotive Group, a new and used vehicle dealership in Minnesota, markets and sells its vehicles online. To overcome this challenge, Tom Wood turned to Bastian Solutions to install a custom, low-profile turntable that enabled 360˚ photography, reducing the time it takes to process a new vehicle.
Automotive Components Holdings, LLC. Milan
ACH Milan is a holding company created by Ford Motor Company that supplies parts to Ford's Assembly plants. The Milan facility in Michigan receives orders for new production lines to manufacture fuel tanks and bumper fascias.
Robotic Machine Tending with Deburring
Bastian Solutions implemented a robotic machine tending cell with deburring for a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, and transmissions. The system greatly increased throughput and vastly improved the ergonomic conditions in the facility.
Trace Die Cast
Trace Die Cast is a Tier One and Tier Two supplier of high quality aluminum die castings for the automative industry. Customers can turn to Trace, not only for high quality castings, but also prototype development, design assistance, mold flow analysis, machining, assembly, and secondary finishing.
Since their beginning in 1993, Tower Automotive has focused on acquiring three key components in order to become leaders in their field: cutting edge technical capabilities, the best in leadership, and a broad product range.
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