Tour of the ideal car production in Leipzig
• Tour of the ideal car production in Leipzig
February 11 marked one year since the opening of the updated Porsche factory in Leipzig, one of the most modern car plants in the world. Porsche factory in Leipzig opened in 2002, but in order to start production of the crossover Macan, the company built a new plant for the production of bodies for two years, painting and assembly of cars. Earlier in Leipzig Cayenne and Panamera collected from finished bodies, who came by rail from Slovakia, and now make even Macan, only this time, together with the assembly of bodies on the ground.
So constructed plant in Leipzig. There daily produce 650 cars Macan models, Cayenne and Panamera.
It Macan Body Shop - here 387 KUKA robots German company by spot welding collect body kroccoverov. Beside it is completed the same workshop for the production Panamera bodies.
In areas where robots, people are practically no work. Only a few people control the operation of the line and prepare large parts supply welding.
Working appear already at the stage of the assembly of body parts before painting.
Paint Shop - shop, where body paint. Here, too, all robotically.
Final finishing painting the body. Several dozen people peering closely at every bend of the car body, something polished hand-held machines.
Assembly Line - here collect all three models: Macan, Cayenne, Panamera.
In this area of the body placed inside the dashboard. It's such a totally delightful operation, observe that it is a pleasure.
The panel assembly is located on the mounting unit, hence it takes working with the robot.
The instrument panel is part of the body, the robot gently puts him in his place.
The Final Cut.
Installation of interior elements.
Installation of doors with the help of a robotic arm.
Preparation of engines to be installed together with the transmission and gearbox.
The chassis is entirely mounted on a robotic platform, which itself moves to the line with the body.
Here is this place where there is the most important process of t. N. "Wedding" - the connection of the body to the chassis, drivetrain, gearbox and power plant. Here, the car appears.
The plant in Leipzig "paperless" - during the assembly of cars are not used to determine the paper media set. On the rear glass door hung a sensor that tells the assembler the necessary information.
Setting the wheels.
The plot of the final assembled vehicle testing.
And here he is, the first breath of the newly born great car brands. Place the ignition key to the tradition left of the steering column. So it was with all the sports cars participating in the race "24 Hours of Le Mans" - key on the left to the driver, saving time, time to start the car even before they got into it.
Administrative factory premises look like this.
The dining room for employees.
In order to work well, you need to eat well. Dining the plant excellent in quality and cheap (half cover administration).
When I went to the entrance was the first shift workers. These people are making some of the best cars in the world.
I am driving home and thinking how incredible respect is the German approach to technical creativity, labor, order, discipline. Therefore, the Germans and get real cars, rather than a bucket of nuts.