Alltech Engineering Corp was contracted by Standard Automation to complete the installation of a new robotic sealer cell at the Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant in Smyrna, TN. Alltech was also responsible for the design, fabrication, & installation of required structural robot risers.
Alltech received drawings of the robots in space and were required to design a structure that not only placed the robots in the required location but also matched up to existing site conditions. After several revisions based on process studies a final design was established and fabrication was completed to meet the aggressive installation schedule.
Installation of the structures and robots took place over a long weekend and was coordinated to work around the plants normal production schedule. The work was completed ahead of schedule and without any disruptions to the plant’s normal activities. Not only did this mean no downtime for the plant, but it also allowed more time for other trades to complete their scopes of work. Furthermore, the timely completion meant additional time for start up and process activities.