systems & robot cells
TQC have recently performed a
number of sophisticated Robot systems for several demanding applications. The projects
have ranged from the use of proprietary robot units to the development of a large, complex
gantry robot system.
TQC have provided multi-robot production lines and single
robot workstations in different applications, ranging from automotive parts manufacture
and modification, transfer of green state ceramic components to high precision automation
at high speeds.
This single robot cell was designed to automate the
assembly of a small electrical handset. An operator loads the bottom casing
(containing the PCB) and top casing into the assembly jig section of the machine, which
then automatically closes, clipping the two parts of the handset together.
The robot picks four screws from the bowl feeder and
drives them into place in the handset, one at a time. This cell produces a complete
handset every 12 seconds. This cell was then repeated four times.
The facility shown here has a working envelope of 6 meters
x 4 meters x 2.5 meters. The end effector (gripper) was specially designed to transfer
delicate "green state" ceramic components together with 3 other parts and
assemble. The gripper transfers 12 items at a time stacking them accurately onto a surface
of varying heights & attitude.
incorporated a reconfigured robot unit. The drawing to the right, shows the new
configuration of the main elements. Associated with this unit is a pallet magazine,
multiple transport conveyors and an elevation unit bringing product from a level 4 metres
TQC was responsible for the successful integration of the
complete system including the designing of vacuum formed trays and other product storage.
Both of the above systems were integrated into factory
wide SCADA systems on an Allen Bradley platform.
TQC welcomes the opportunity to design and manufacture
complete automation systems to customer specifications.
- Professional & Flexible approach to all
engineering tasks bestowed upon us
- All work completed in house - so the buck stops
- 24 hour Customer support, backup and service
call-out for all projects large and small
TQC's production line and mechanical handling
equipment can be integrated with on-line test equipment for use in any manufacturing
industry, including the food, brewery, automotive, consumer and pharmaceutical industries.
Each TQC unit is designed to provide the best
solution for reducing labour costs, increasing output and eliminating manual handling
Whether your production facility needs a
simple bench top system, a more complex upgrade of your existing equipment, or a fully
integrated production unit, TQC are able to provide a complete solution with a
If you have a current project that you
are already looking at, or you are considering improvements to your
production in the near future, call us and we will be happy to offer
our professional advice & visit you at your site.
TQC Ltd, Hooton Street,
Nottingham, NG3 2NJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)115 9503561
Fax: +44 (0)115 9484642