fbpx
Thursday, April 15, 2021
No menu items!

Tesla offers glimpse into fully-automated Model Y assembly line at Shanghai gigafactory

Electric car giant Tesla has shared a rare glimpse of its Shanghai Model Y Gigafactory production line, which is fully-automated and incorporates many state-of-the-art features for quality control.

Tesla is pushing the Model Y in China this year, with the electric car maker promoting the all-electric crossover as an ideal vehicle for families that value utility and safety.

A reporter with Shanghai Media Group recently visited Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory for an inside tour of Model Y’s assembly process.

Unlike common assembly lines, the sections of the main production line of Model Y are distributed on two floors to make full use of space.

There are many elevators that can easily move unfinished cars, and workers are aided by robotic arms to assemble car parts such as dashboards.

To improve vehicle air tightness, a robotic arm spreads glue on particular sections first and technicians will then add the finer touches.

Advanced technologies are incorporated into some ordinary-looking wrenches to ensure that car parts are assembled with precision.

“This wrench can record and transmit data. So it would record the number of rotations and the torque just now instantaneously and send them to a server. The computer would tell the technician whether they were right. If there was a problem, it would notify the technician immediately. If not, then he could go ahead,” said Liu Yang, director of Tesla’s training department.

Finished cars are inspected twice to enhance quality control.

During the first inspection, workers check the car from a technician’s viewpoint. Afterwards they will move on to assess the car’s performance from a customer’s perspective.

The Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory is China’s first wholly foreign-owned vehicle manufacturing project, and it is also Tesla’s first gigafactory outside the United States.

Advertisement

Latest News

Renew your DL or ID now! Wavier deadline expired

AUSTIN, TX – The countdown is over! The temporary waiver of the certain vehicle title and registration requirements,...

Governor Abbott Announces 35 Participating Counties For Seventh Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services...

Dow breaks 34k, S&P hits fresh record high on tech rally

The Dow industrials closed above 34,000 for the first time on Thursday (April 15) as the blue-chip benchmark and S&P 500 posted...

Rewards Offered for Two Fugitives Added to 10 Most Wanted List

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Tieon Lashad Legan, 25, (pictured left) and Jaime Alanis, 37,...

US Olympic team unveils uniforms for closing ceremony

Ralph Lauren unveiled the Team USA Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms for the 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams on Wednesday (April 15).

More Articles Like This