Head Impact Countermeasure Station
This fully automated dual robot HIC (head impact countermeasure) station features automated infeed and outfeed conveyors. Two 6-axis Fanuc robots apply the adhesive to the back side of the headliner. A single automated flip fixture is located on either side of the headliner to apply the required HIC. The flip fixtures are equipped with barrel rolls that switch between standard and sunroof tooling, allows the station to run multiple versions of headliners in sequence without manual tooling changeover. The entire station is run by two operators whose only responsibility is loading the HIC into the flip fixtures. This allows them to perform other off-line operations or tasks during the machine cycle. Light curtains and floor scanners meet safety requirements.