Collaborative Robotic Arm in Industrial production of Tesla's Model X Cars

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05 Jan, 2021

Tesla has developed the Model X car as one of the safest SUVs in the market. Its body, restraints, battery technology and chassis provide an exceptionally low occupant injury probability.

Tesla has developed the Model X car as one of the safest SUVs in the market. Its body, restraints, battery technology and chassis provide an exceptionally low occupant injury probability. It also has the most storage room for an SUV, the capability to tow 5000 pounds and comfortable seating provided for up to 7 adults. 

The video showcases the production of Model X through a symphony of robots. Tesla manufactures its cars through the aid of collaborative industrial robots that assemble the car parts through a continuous belt. The parts are transported to each stage where a set of robotic arms work simultaneously without manual laborers, which makes some stages of production to be fully automated. 

Most of the machines that work on the parts are attached on the ceiling with visible power lines and move at a pace without colliding with each other. Each arm has a different set of grippers that correspond to a certain function in production. Most of the process is enclosed in a longitudinal room with glass doors and windows on each side where operators can be seen monitoring the whole cycle in the factory. Production starts at a macro level, with the unpainted car panels. The parts are then assembled together when finished.

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