At six-second intervals, a highly automated line with three Stäubli robots assembles tire pressure sensors – four million units per year. The complex line convinces with impressive availability.
Today’s car tires all come with a sensor that measures tire pressure and subsequently sends a radio signal to a receiver unit. This is how a million-dollar market for automobile industry suppliers with sensor know-how as well as an interesting new area for specialists in the automation technology and robotics industries came to be.
MMS Modular Molding Systems GmbH of Berndorf, Austria, is one such specialist. Founded in 2008 by engineer Peter Buxbaum, the company focuses mainly on interlinked and modular lines that manufacture plastic/metal hybrid components. MMS solutions stand out with their high levels of innovation, productivity and efficiency.