Patent Number: 6,298,281

Title: Assembly line for mounted units

Abstract: An assembly line of mounted assemblies, each composed of a tire and a wheel, which includes mounting the tires on the wheels by use of a mounter, correcting the position of the tire heels and balancing the mounted assemblies, as well as of storing and/or picking up the mounted assemblies by use of mobile units in and/or from a storage warehouse, characterized in that the production and delivery of assemblies are information-managed by a system of dedicated computers and robots, so that the assemblies can be delivered in sync to at least one manufacturer having need for the assemblies on the manufacturer's vehicle assembly line.

Inventors: Menard; Bernard (Guichen, FR), Pature; Frederic (Saint-Malo-de-Phily, FR), Pitou; Jacques (Ennery, FR)

Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin-Michelin & Cie

International Classification: B60C 25/00 (20060101); G06F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018