High-performance doors provide safety and efficiency in Volvo Cars’ production plant

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When Volvo Cars recently expanded and renewed their production plant, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provided a large number of high-performance doors to make sure that operations run safe, smoothly as well as efficiently.

Safe and efficient operations

Recently, Volvo Cars successfully completed an expansion and renewal of their facility in the Gothenburg area in Sweden. One of the reasons being the production of the new Volvo XC90, which meant increased volumes. Even before anyone got the chance to try out the new car, the company received close to 30,000 pre-orders. The renewal of the plant continues to make place for new production lines. Producing cars in an automated manufacturing and assembly requires advanced technology, processes and equipment. Thereto high safety for staff is in the center, as well as smooth and efficient operations.

Machine protection doors for increased flow and productivity

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems provided a large number of doors for machine protection to the Volvo Car plant. Machine protection doors are safety doors with a fast opening- and closing-cycle that increase flow and productivity for automated processes and production lines. With photocells and integrated safety switches, they offer the ultimate protection.

One of the door models used in the production line for the Volvo XC90 is the Albany RP300; a heavy-duty door designed for automated processes and production lines. Machine protection doors offer protection to staff working close to automated manufacturing processes. The safety concept of these roll-up doors allows a compact production setup, being installed at short distance from the automated machines. At the same time, fast opening- and closing-cycle times increase product flow and process productivity.

The Albany RP300 door is not the only door type at the Volvo Car plant; ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems has also provided other types of high-performance doors as well as industrial doors also contributing to the efficiency of the plant.