Behind the scenes on the MV F3 assembly line
MV AGUSTA has begun production on their new F3 and the Italian manufacturer has released a video demonstrating how the 1,200 components come together to create the 675cc supersport machine.
Describing the process behind the assembly line, which has been designed by Porsche Consulting AG, the MV press release states: "Each F3 is composed of about 1,200 pieces, checked one by one before, during and after installation to ensure the compliance of the quality, assembly accuracy and function.
"The engine, a 675 cc in-line three cylinder, utilizes the unique solution of a counter-rotating balance shaft. This innovation solution neutralizes the forces of inertia of the motorcycle, enhancing the handling by reducing the effort to change direction. During the assembly process it is subject to continuous tests which include, for example, the electronic verification of all of the tolerances. Each step is recorded so that all the dimensions remain under full control. At the end of the assembly line each of this unique three-cylinder engines are subjected to the tests on the test bench: hot firing cycle, warm-up period and then they are subject to tests of power and torque. Each engine is tested for thirty minutes. And only after the successful completion of this test can the engine be transferred to the vehicle assembly-line where it is mated with the beautiful trellis frame complete with sideplates fabricated from aluminum alloy.
"The tightening torque of the nuts, screws and bolts are recorded by a data management system that stores and encodes the information of each item to allow the traceability of each F3 produced. Everything moves along the assembly line according to the principle of "just in time", which becomes reality in the form of kits that are hooked–up to the same assembly line and providing all the necessary parts to the operators at just the right moment."
Posted: 10/03/2012 at 17:56
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