assembly system for metal pressed parts
This engineering project covered the supply of a suite of special
assembly machines for an industrial automation cell.
production line consisted of four machines to automatically assemble and function test an
automotive seat recliner mechanism.
fully automatic machine used vibratory feeding of parts plus pick and place mechanisms to
assemble 2 metal parts together. The 2 parts
are pneumatically pressed together with a simple automatic load monitoring facility.
second machine was based on a rotary indexing carousel turntable. The machine was
semi-automatic in operation with an operator loading the metal pressings to be assembled
into a fixture nest and then unloading the completed assembly. A parts verification or poke yoke test was carried
out on one station and an automatic spin riveting operation on another station. Automatic
load and position monitoring was used during the spin riveting operation. The completed
sub assembly was function tested.
The third and fourth machines
were both pallet based assembly machines using a twin track flexlink conveyor system.
The third machine was semi
automatic in operation with manual work stations and automatic stations combined. The machine had automatic stations combined. The machine had automatic press rivet and plunge
rivet operations. The production machine also included an automated greasing station.
fourth machine again used an automatic pallet transfer concept and included automated
rivet assembly stations, function testing with automatic setting of the part to the
correct position for delivery, plus an automatic print and apply labelling station
Similar systems have been engineered by TQC to assemble a
diesel fuel switch, an automotive plastic catch, a distributor and domestic appliance
TQC used its professional engineering project
management approach to ensure that this project met both timescale and budget
TQC welcomes the opportunity to design and
manufacture complete automation systems to client specifications. Contact our Engineers to
advise you on your automation project.
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
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