Tesla is planning to automate production lines within the project “Alien dreadnought”.
Elon Musk’s company ordered hundreds of industrial robots Kuka which would be integrated in the manufacturing of the Model 3. This is the first stage of automation within the project “Alien dreadnought 0.5”. In the future the head of Tesla is going to create a unique assembly line consisting of robots only.
He believes that manual labor slows down the speed at which some of the works are done. That’s why he decided to implement robots. Workers will only perform functions of setting, maintenance and modernization of assembly tools.
Kuka mechanisms are being installed in the Tesla’s factory in Fremont on the level of assembly lines as well as above them. In general, the company is planning to install 467 robotics units.
At the moment, main assembly lines of Model S and Model X are moving at the speed of 5 m/s. Elon Mask claims that they can potentially increase this number 20 times – up to 1 m/s.