Published on June 22nd, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ford invests USD100 million in robotic laser technology to reduce wind noise inside its cars
Ford announced that it will invest almost USD100 million in robotic laser technology in order to make its doors fit better and reduce the wind noise inside the vehicle. According to the American manufacturer, the equipment will be installed first at the plants that build the Ford Focus in Saarlouis, Germany and then will in stages be installed in all its other manufacturing plants. The new system will solve problems that can arise when a worker manually installs a door on a car. For those who don’t know, this process requires a lot of manual finesse and only a small gap in the seal can make noise when the car is drive, even at low speeds. Regarding the new system, this comes with a robotic camera that takes a picture of the opening and makes tiny adjustments in order to ensure that the door fits perfect.