Design Engineers in the Automotive Industry demand products that are low maintenance, reliable, and will stand up to 24/7 working without failing.
The conditions can be hostile, especially in the field of component manufacture such as brake pad production where dust ingresses the linear system.
The range of V based linear motion systems available from Hepco have load capacities from a few kg to many tonnes and are all tried and tested under such demanding conditions.
Whether you require an XZ gantry system to handle gearboxes or a manual fixture to assemble car doors, the maintenance manual for the guidance systems will not need to be referred to many times.
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Some of our relevant application examples, case studies and videos
In this application example, HepcoMotion's GFX, Beckhoff's XTS and Stäubli Robots combine to provide a solution for the assembly of... View Video
The challenge: high payloads and a harsh production environment.
Cylinder liners and tubes are not lightweight; the engineered cylinder liners and tubes from Deutz AG, Germany, an independent supplier of diesel,... Read more
Ingemov utilised Hepco's gantry system when designing this solution for the production of automotive brake discs, to be used by... View Video
Hepco's GFX enables product variants to be manufactured on the same assembly line. Discover how this customer used GFX's flexibility... View Video
Braun uses Hepco's PRT2 track system to reliably guide automotive components through an assembly process.... View Video
Because of it's accurate positioning and reliable guidance, DEUTZ chose Hepco's DTS track system for this automotive application.... View Video
Spie GmbH are responsible for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of machinery for a leading train manufacturer in Germany. They were faced with a difficult problem: an old DUO welding... Read more
Hepco's GV3 reduced the downtime of this train welding system, which previously failed due to misalignment and ingress issues.... View Video
Machine builders face increasing demands as manufacturers require simultaneous increases in efficiency and flexibility of systems; they have to completely rethink production cycles. For Gefasoft, the solution came in the... Read more
In this application, Hepco's GFX guidance for Beckhoff XTS transport system quickly moves components to each station in the system... View Video
Take a look at this automotive application in Korea, using our DTS track system.... View Video
This DTS2 system is the longest track system Hepco has built to date. Learn how it assists in the production... View Video
With a need to meet the growing demand for its products and to shorten lead times, linear motion expert HepcoMotion recently invested in a KUKA robot to automate the loading and unloading... Read more
L &_P Elekroautomatisations based in Willich, Germany develop and design highly accurate test systems, which often entail the use of linear guide systems. "We have made it our job to... Read more
The Gear Robot System (GRS) developed and patented by Lucas Robotics France is a revolutionary solution to ensure robots are always in the right place at... Read more
This is a high speed application using HepcoMotion's Driven Linear Slide to move a 25Kg load at speeds up to... View Video
The manufacture and assembly of electric car batteries provides a number of different assembly challenges not all of them automated.
A typical battery can have 48... Read more
The use of robots in the aerospace industry for high volume repetitive tasks has been gathering pace in recent years as the installed costs reduce.
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Applications for linear and rotary products in the aerospace industry are often confined to tooling or positional fixtures, however the industry is embracing more automation... Read more
Applications where robots are required to operate around cars are very common in the automotive industry, and they often involve some form of process such... Read more
Positioning 28 individual fixtures for the assembly of automotive temperature sensors requires a consistent level of precision if rejects are... View Video
HepcoMotion (HDS2) Heavy Duty product. Automotive Application - Drive Shaft Handling.... View Video
Positioning 28 individual fixtures for the assembly of automotive temperature sensors requires a consistent level of precision if rejects are to be avoided. Traditional conveyor type... Read more
This large manufacturer of insulation products had the unenviable task of positioning mould tools from a 50m long conveyor into various filling stations under extremely hostile... Read more
Manual assembly processes can often involve supplying operators with fixtures holding sub assemblies that need components to be mounted. In this application an automotive component supplier needed... Read more
When a German manufacturer wanted to improve the performance of their XZ gantry system to achieve a longer service life with little to no maintenance, they... Read more
Production lines producing brake pads are particularly damaging to linear guidance systems as the amount of dust in the atmosphere forms an aggressive film over all... Read more
AutoFarm, a division of Novariant, Inc. located in Fremont, California, was developing a new precision GPS implement steering system powered by an electro-mechanical drive. They needed... Read more