As motorcycle models become available in ever increasing variety and their life-span shrinks appreciably, motorcycle manufacturers find themselves compelled to integrate motorcycle assembly line functions into a more flexible system in their attempt to achieve efficacious automated assembly. To meet this requirement, we have lately laid out an assembly line system in which a greater degree of flexibility is made possible with 22 assembly robots and 14 automatic special-purpose machines. Methodology of this automated line concept and its relevant information are presented in this paper.
Katsuichiro Ohta, Takeo Itoh
Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd., Japan
3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering (1985)
Motor Vehicle Technology-Mobility for Prosperity-P-169