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SKODA AUTO production line spanner with wireless torque data collection

Project

Every car coming out from the Skoda Auto factory in Mlada Boleslav has a “manufacture book” containing all data about the production of the particular car. Even detailed data about torque on each operation need to be downloaded and stored.

Wired solution for this kind of application wouldn’t be effective and user-friendly. That’s why IQRF wireless transceivers where integrated in to the spanners to send out a signal that screws were tighten on the right torque.

 

Wireless torque sense

 

IQRF Solution

Thanks to the small dimensions IQRF transceivers are integrated directly in spanners without need of making them significantly bigger. Once a spanner reads that a screw was tighten on the right torque a signal is send out via IQRF transceiver. The signal is received by another IQRF transceiver and once all screws are correctly tighten green light goes on and an operator knows his operation is successfully completed.

 

Company

SKODA AUTO is one of the most significant corporate groups in the Czech Republic. It comprises the parent company ŠKODA AUTO a.s., its fully consolidated subsidiaries SKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, SKODA AUTO Slovensko, s.r.o. and SKODA AUTO India Private Ltd., and the affiliated company OOO VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus.

SKODA AUTO, based in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic, is one of the world’s longest-standing automobile manufacturers. The tradition of the Company dates back to 1895, when Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement formed a partnership that laid the foundation for over 100 years of Czech expertise in automotive engineering.

SKODA brand has been a Volkswagen Group brand for 20 years. During this time, the Company’s sales have more than tripled and its product portfolio has expanded significantly. Today, SKODA AUTO employs more than 24 700 people worldwide. SKODA AUTO has production facilities in the Czech Republic and India. Furthermore, SKODA cars are produced in China, Russia, the Slovak Republic, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.