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'Dancing' robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Mirror logo Mirror 09/05/2018 Adrian Hearn
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Seat has given a glimpse into the fascinating role its ‘dancing’ robots play to ensure a new car body is manufactured to precision every 68 seconds.

The development of the robots means manual work is almost obsolete in this side of production © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The development of the robots means manual work is almost obsolete in this side of production

The Spanish car giant employs more than 7,000 members of staff at its Martorell production facility near Barcelona.

But at the centre of the state-of-the-art factory are 2,000 robots which harmoniously assemble the bodywork for models such as the Ibiza and Leon

. a group of people in a room: Machines create new car body in every 68 seconds © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Machines create new car body in every 68 seconds

This multi-coloured mechanical workforce move vertically, horizontally on rails and can perform 720º pirouettes.

Machines gracefully working to classical music © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Machines gracefully working to classical music

They vary from one to seven metres in length, handle weights of up to 700kg and work on up to 2,300 parts daily - all in perfect synchronicity.

The robots are part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, and they help relieve human colleagues of repetitive work and heavy lifting.

a close up of an engine: The machines do a wide variety of jobs when making the cars © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The machines do a wide variety of jobs when making the cars

But they are brain as much as brawn and perform increasing sophisticated functions, including welding, bolting, applying adhesives and measuring possible body deviations of up to two-tenths of a millimetre with their measuring sensors.

And while the robots work, a team of 390 people keep an eye on the needs of the facilities, ensuring the robots are operating correctly.

a close up of an engine: Seat calls this the 'fourth industrial revolution' © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seat calls this the 'fourth industrial revolution'

Seat has now released a video showcasing the robots in action as they ‘dance’ to classical music.

The Martorell factory, which is the size of 400 football fields, is celebrating its 25th birthday this year - with almost ten million vehicles rolling off the production line over the past quarter-of-a-century.

a commercial kitchen: The factory is size of 400 football fields showing our appetite for cars is not slowing down © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited The factory is size of 400 football fields showing our appetite for cars is not slowing down

In 2017, Seat achieved worldwide sales of nearly 470,000 vehicles.

Martorell is one of the biggest car production facilities in Europe

. a close up of an engine: Seat has given a glimpse into the fascinating role its amazing robots play to ensure a new car body is manufactured to precision © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Seat has given a glimpse into the fascinating role its amazing robots play to ensure a new car body is manufactured to precision

While car sales in the UK have fallen significantly this year, Seat is one of the few firms to buck the trend - with registrations up 14 per cent in 2018.

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