Vector Automation was contacted by a tier one supplier to Peterbilt Corporation for the purpose of designing and manufacturing a custom designed system for the purpose of polishing the “Crowns”.
The crown is the chrome frame of the grill. At the time of this request the crown was being polished by hand on a stationary backstand with a polish wheel attached.
Safety and production where the two main reasons for automation.
Vector designed a manual system using a counter-balance system to articulate the polishing wheel. The in and out motion was controlled via air logic.
Production increased to over 300% and safety issues vanished.