Bright Machines transformed a Latin America manufacturing line that produces an important electronics component for a major automotive company. The original assembly and inspection line, responsible for their front and rear media hubs (vehicle multi-media viewing screens), was manual and labor-intensive with eight touch points that limited units produced per hour and resulted in a high defect rates.
With quality, output and traceability of materials and processes important measures of success, they realized they needed to rethink their automation strategy.
Turning to Bright Machines, the manufacturer replaced the assembly process with an automated, software-defined Bright Machines Microfactory to produce front and rear media hubs. With customized automated interchangeable tooling, the flexible microfactory allowed assembly of both hubs on the line faster and with dramatically improved yield:
It stands as a shining example of intelligence, automation, and efficiency in a facility that manufactures components for many of the world’s largest automakers.