Roberts Onsite was contacted by TEMA to remove and install 6 robots for the Clear Coat A paint booths. This project required coordination with production, hour by hour job safety analysis, a detailed schedule including milestone shutdown dates and continuous updates to TMMC. The first challenge was to do pull ahead work without disruption to production. Roberts Onsite was able to work outside of the paint booth during regular hours as long as no dust was created or hot work performed. During scheduled off production hours all hot work and major installs were performed. This type of work, welding, was a first for any active Toyota paint shop in North America. The significant part of this first install was the testing of the new robots. Roberts Onsite installed 2 new robots on the line in addition to the existing 6 robots currently being used. Once tested and commissioned 2 of the old robots were decommissioned but remained on the line pending any performance problems from the new robots. On a scheduled long weekend during the summer all 6 of the existing robots were removed by using a trolley system made for the conveyor line and the remaining 4 new robots were installed using the same trolley system method. Once the robots were completely installed and connected the system was tested and commissioned. Due to an organized and scheduled install Roberts Onsite was able to complete this portion of the project almost a full day ahead of schedule without incident and to the customers satisfaction.
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