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Front Seat to Seat Track

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Automotive

Automobile Underbody Drive Train Support
Door Lock Attachment
Engine Torque Reaction Struct Bracket
Fender Rail Application
Ford Europe - Front Suspension Attachment
Front Brake Line Bracket to Vehicle Frame
Front Seat Belt Assembly
Front Seat to Seat Track
Front Stabilizer Plate Attachment
Hub and Bearing Assembly
Rear Axle Assembly
Steering Shaft
Tail Gate Strut Support Attachment
V6 Engine Timing Belt Cover Attachment

O.E.M.

Aluminum Heat Sink
Black & Decker Workmate Workbench
Cable TV Hardware
Clothes Washer / Clothes Dryer
Cookware Handle
Dishwasher Leg Leveling Assembly
Door Roller Adjusting Bracket
Faucet Stem Assembly
Hedge Trimmer Blade
Hewlett-Packard 7350 Printer
Indoor and Outdoor Bleachers
Luggage
Paint Scraper Handle to Blade Assembly
Refrigerator Handle
Relay Valve Assembly
String Trimmer
Two-Cycle Outboard Motor

Background

The seat pan assembly is manufactured from four pressings. The assembly is robotically assembled on jigs. The original attachment points required weld nuts necessitating a sub-assembly station. Also, the four components could not be jig located accurately relative to the fixing centers

Solution

The current machine bolts and weld nuts were replaced with M8 x 20mm TAPTITE fasteners into extruded holes.

Customer Benefit

Eliminated four weld nuts, which in turn eliminated the sub-assembly station. Cross-threading during the assembly of the seat tracks to the seat pan was eliminated as TAPTITE fasteners produce their own internal thread. Also, the addition of the extruded holes ensured more accurate jigging of the components, making assembly of the seat track on the production line more accurate.