Louisville Assembly Plant, March 18, 2016-- To ensure that closing a door on Escape is consistently effortless, a worker applies suction cup-backed sensors to either side of a door opening, then closes the door by hand to get a velocity reading, which calculates the amount of effort required. Once it’s verified the amount of effort does not exceed the Ford standard, the tools are quickly moved to the next door for another test. Customer benefit is that minimum effort is required to close…

Louisville Assembly Plant, March 18, 2016-- To ensure that closing a door on Escape is consistently effortless, a worker applies suction cup-backed sensors to either side of a door opening, then closes the door by hand to get a velocity reading, which calculates the amount of effort required. Once it’s verified the amount of effort does not exceed the Ford standard, the tools are quickly moved to the next door for another test. Customer benefit is that minimum effort is required to close…

New front fascias being mounted onto Explorers...I believe the fascia line for the Escape is in the same location.

New front fascias being mounted onto Explorers...I believe the fascia line for the Escape is in the same location.

Marrying the (presumed) Ecoboost powertrain with the body of a Candy Red Escape.

Marrying the (presumed) Ecoboost powertrain with the body of a Candy Red Escape.

The old body drop of the Explorer era...these weren't operated by robots, but by a remote controlled by the operator.

The old body drop of the Explorer era...these weren't operated by robots, but by a remote controlled by the operator.

Mounting fascias on Escapes.

Mounting fascias on Escapes.

All sizes | 1973 - Ford Louisville Assembly Plant | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | 1973 - Ford Louisville Assembly Plant | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Fordimages.com - 2001 Ford Louisville Assembly Plant : Posters and Framed Art Prints Available

Fordimages.com - 2001 Ford Louisville Assembly Plant : Posters and Framed Art Prints Available

Windshield installation on a Sport Trac or Sport Explorer, Louisville Assembly Plant, 2001

Windshield installation on a Sport Trac or Sport Explorer, Louisville Assembly Plant, 2001

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