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We leave on a tour - the factory in the little-known Russian brand SEAT, see Department of Seat Sport, and a little ride on the models that are presented on the Russian market.
In short, the modern automobile production can be expressed in just one sentence: "Glory to the robots." The production process is fully automated and the people here are more a servant, while robots perform most of the work. For example, on the body lines all the work is done only by robots.
SEAT plant in Martorell, Barcelona suburb was opened in 1993, it is one of the most modern plants of the Volkswagen Group. It produces all models of SEAT, except Mii and Alhambra. Here collect Audi Q3 crossover.
Production impressive level of automation.
Welding and assembly of bodies performing Kuka robots.
The people on the line, virtually none. Time spent on the making of a body - an hour.
Schematic representation of the stages of the work of the assembly shop.
The elements of the future body.
The welded body.
ot hardened body of Ibiza occupies here a cube. If the body does not pass the output quality control, it is sent for recycling.
set of tools that will be useful in any workplace.
Samples of bodies marked with weld spots. Points determine what kind of robot made this connection that in the case of marriage to quickly identify problematic robot.
Ready body after painting is connected to the chassis (this process is called "wedding") and then begins installation of interior and external components.
You people are doing the work.
All the factory employs 14 thousand people.
A total production capacity - 500 thousand cars per year. By the way, that SEAT in Spain means much more than in Russia - "AvtoVAZ". More than half the cars in the country - SEAT.
The assembly process of the body a better look at the video. Come close to the robots can not, they are fenced off by a glass wall, but managed to take some steps. The video shows what occurs first welding individual body elements and immediately carried out quality control of welds.
Next we visit the Department of SEAT Sport, is preparing cars for the racing circuit.
Branded factory team left the World Cup circuit racing in 2010, and now the cars are prepared for independent teams. Just a year produced about 100 cars.
The engine and brakes SEAT Leon S2000 WTCC.
At the time of our visit here is to assemble cars for the Russian Lukoil Racing team.
There is also engaged in fine-tuning the light production cars, mostly associated with giving a more sporty appearance without interfering with the engine and transmission.
And in the end briefly about the models that are presented on the Russian market.
Firstly, it is Ibiza - the most mass model of Seat. In fact, the same Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia. It exists in versions with 3 (SC) or doors 5 and station wagon (ST).
This is the most powerful version of the FR to the engine 1, 4 liters and output of 150 horsepower. Managed excellent, despite the presence of the beam in the rear suspension. According to the dynamics Skoda Fabia RS with the same engine, but with the power of 180 horsepower noticeably quicker and smarter.
Altea Fritrek - most unusual vehicle in the line of SEAT. In fact, it is the only one in its class: four-wheel drive minivan terrain. The unusual design - its main feature.
In addition, it comes with a powerful two-liter engine producing 211 horsepower. For many it is the minivan.
SEAT Leon FR. Leon Sport version with an engine capacity of 2 liters and 211 horsepower. Dynamics Fritreku is almost identical with the only difference that Leon breaks in slip at the earliest opportunity. At the same time I want to draw attention to the mounted on the front axle brake discs 288 millimeters. It's very strange, t. To. Soplatformennye all models of Volkswagen (VW Golf GTI, Skoda Octavia RS) have a diameter of 312 mm discs.
In general, a good alternative to the Golf GTI, for a little less money. But none of these colors are categorically not suitable Leon.