Automation of Tandem Lines

AP&T automates both new and existing tandem lines. With our well-tested module system as the foundation, we create flexible, energy-efficient and reliable solutions that enable high productivity.

We offer automation for both existing mechanical press lines and new servo press lines. Our solutions are adapted for Class A parts and can be customized based on output, materials (steel, aluminum, tailor-welded, etc.) and other specific needs.

Our system for line control allows us to take complete responsibility for communication, safety and monitoring of the entire line including automation, presses, washing, lubricator, end-of line and safety systems. 

AP&T and Norgren: Turnkey system for efficient blank feeding

Together with Norgren, AP&T has developed a turnkey system for quick handling and feeding of different blank formats, entirely without time-consuming gripper changes. A solution that may save time, space and money for many customers, not least in the automotive industry. The system includes AP&T's Destacker, control system and user interface and Norgren’s Transforming Tooling gripper system. 


AP&T Front-of-Line Destacker for C-Class automotive parts

A highly efficient and reliable destacker for production of C-Class automotive parts, based on AP&T standard automation modules. With up to 25 spm, fully automatic changeover, and optical detection of blanks offset, this solution paves the way for increased productivity. 

Automotive Front-of-Line Destacker at Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars in Olofström, Sweden uses a fully automatic, high speed solution for destacking aluminum and steel blanks for car body panels. The process includes secure and reliable separation of aluminum blanks, which is normally a very challenging task. After five years of operation, the equipment’s average uptime is 98%.

Automated tandem line from AP&T at Nissan, Sunderland plant, UK.
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