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Field work at the Renault vehicle factory - Revoz d.d.

Field work at the Renault vehicle factory - Revoz d.d.

Final year students of Mechatronics and Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Computer Intelligence visited Revoz on May 28, 2024, one of the largest Slovenian companies and the only car manufacturer in the country. Renault Twingo 3, Twingo Electric and Clio 5 cars are produced in Revoz. Students had the opportunity to see the entire car production process, from initial metal processing to final assembly.

The process begins in sheet metal stamping presses that shape car body parts. The metal comes in rolls that are cut into sheets of different sizes and then shaped in presses using different molds. In one shift of 8 hours, Revoz consumes a total of 120 tons of sheet metal, of which approximately 40% is scrap. After that, in a series of robotic assembly and welding operations, car bodies are formed. As many as 650 robots work in the welding production hall, which is the most automated part of the factory, with an automation level of 95%. The next stage is the paint shop, where protective sealants and paints are applied after processing the material. The last part of the process involves numbering the vehicle, installing the ceiling, wiring and insulation. When the car is assembled, the testing phase follows. Workers conduct various tests to ensure the car is ready for the market. As many as 325 cars are produced in an 8-hour shift. In addition to robotic arms, of which there are more than 700 in operation, students could also see AGV robots. These robots, of which there are over 150, autonomously move around the plant and supply workstations with materials.

The students were also impressed by the way the production units were designed and automated. Special attention was drawn to the clearly marked pedestrian areas in the plant, traffic signs and inscriptions on the walls reminding of the rules for the smooth operation of production. In addition, the facility was very clean and well organized, which showed the students how important it is to design such an extensive process well, so that the outcome would be optimal.

We would like to thank the company Revoz for the invitation, the time they set aside for us, and the cakes and refreshments they prepared for our students after the tour. 

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