Customer Success Story

Tyre & Wheel Assembly

Customer Success Story - Tyre & Wheel Assembly


​Application
Tyre and wheel assembly

Learn more about ASCO Automotive & Tyre Industry Solutions

Challenge
ASCO received an urgent phone call at 6pm from a global automotive manufacturer's plant, outlining that a machine that installs tyres on wheels had shut down due to a problem with an electronic input module. The module receives input from sensors that indicate the positioning of the machine´s pneumatic cylinders. It then sends a signal to the programmable logic controller (PLC) to initiate the next sequence in the wheel and tyre assembly process. When the input module malfunctioned, the machine stopped and the production line halted. Every second of downtime was costing the manufacturer a lot of money, so acting quick was key. The assembly plant did not have a spare part in its stores or MRO inventory and turned to ASCO for help.

Results
ASCO's production team were able to assemble replacement modules (ASCO Numatics valve islands with G3 electronics) within 2 hours. The parts were delivered to the automotive assembly plant in no-time. From there the customer was able to get the tyre and wheel machine up and running before midnight.

The automotive customer was highly impressed with ASCO's speed and customer support. Its production line returned to normal operation within 6 hours of module malfunction and the assembly plant is now working with the ASCO team to ensure the correct spare parts are being stocked in MRO inventory. In addition, the customer is interested in expanding their application of ASCO products.

Benefits

  • 24/7 response to customer problem
  • Replacement parts assembled in 2 hours
  • Customer production line operation restored within 6 hours

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Getting your products quickly helps to you keep downtime to a minimum, and it lets you cut lead times and provide more accurate timing estimates when scoping out projects. A perfect example is the customer success story described above. ASCO Express guarantees short-term deliveries on an extensive range of our most popular products, so you get your products faster, reducing downtime and increasing productivity. Read more about the ASCO Express service and range of products.

Useful links
Discover our range of pneumatic valve islands

Find out more about our electronic platforms, including the G3 series

Read more about our expertise and solution offering for tyre manufacturing applications

We also have a broad offering of products and solutions for automotive applications. Discover more

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