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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

CASE STUDY: INTELLIGENT MANUCATURING VIA AUTOMATION TOOLS AT HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD

CASE STUDY: INTELLIGENT MANUCATURING VIA AUTOMATION TOOLS AT HYUNDAI TRANSLEAD


AZNIZAM BIN ABDULLAH
Maizul Afzairizal bin. Mohd Adnan
Mohd Fuad bin. Ibrahim
Mohamad Taufik bin. A. Rahman

1.0  Introduction
Hyundai Translead is one of the companies own by Hyundai Motor Company Korea that run in United States. It produces trailer manufacturing. Although Hyundai is known for their advance in robotic automation, however Hyundai Translead is not using robot on line H. Hyundai Translead is a leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, domestic containers, container chassis and converter dollies for the North American transportation industry. It was established in San Diego, CA in November 1989 by the name Hyundai Precision America Incorporated with manufacturing facilities in Tijuana, Mexico.  [1]. 1996, the company was the first major trailer manufacturer in North America to receive ISO: 9001 Certification, which was awarded for consistent and documented quality in manufacturing, and has earned re-certification every year since.
Hyundai Translead was established in San Diego, CA in November 1989 by the name Hyundai Precision America Incorporated with manufacturing facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. In March, 2001 the company had changes its name to Hyundai Translead and by November 2002 the company has come out with two US patent: new redesigned variable height gooseneck patent and new method for fabricating reinforced sliding gear track holes. In October 2004, HT has come out with prototype testing capabilities expend with the additions of increase strain gauging, photo stress technology and finite element analysis modelling. In March 2005, with new warehouse building and the re-engineering of sub-assembly component manufacturing area, the company production capability was increased by 25%.   Here, the case study at Hyundai Translead is used to see the element of intelligent manufacturing. There are three cases will be discussed and elaborate shown in Figure 1