Esys engineers continue to support the launch of General Motor’s hot new car in Oshawa, Canada — the all new Chevy Camaro! GM engineers worked exclusively with the Esys engineers to successfully design and deploy the controls for more than 700 robots and all of the tooling in the body shop for this exciting new vehicle.
The body shop utilized GM’s GCCH (Global Common Controls Hardware) for GCCS (Global Common Controls Software) for controls which significantly reduced design time and cost. Almost all of the electrical cabinets utilized throughout the body shop are standard, off the shelf panels that require little or no design time. The majority of the PLC and HMI software was auto generated utilizing GM’s software creation tools. Commissioning the Camaro’s tooling with all of the standardization in place proved to be a time saver as well — the tooling, cells and zones were up and running in an unprecedented amount of time!
Esys is proud to have played a role in assisting GM with the development of their global architecture designs and was pleased to see the benefits first hand. Bringing GM’s engineering team together with the Esys’ engineers was a perfect match, the result is a body shop with a very tight tolerance to their standard controls architecture which is producing a very exciting new product for General Motors.