Assembly Automation Case Studies: Pallet assembly system for metal pressed parts
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Client: Automotive Parts Manufacturer
Part: Seat Recliner Mechanism
Machine supplied: Two Pallet assembly systems, Dedicated Assembly Machine and Rotary Assembly Machine
Overview: This suite of equipment was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to assemble and test a new automotive assembly within their production environment. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to produce high speed and quality controlled parts for their automotive customer.
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- Four machine assembly suite for the automotive industry
- Pallet transfer systems, dedicated assembly machine, rotary indexing system
- Fully automatic and semi-automatic operation
- Integrated technology modules such as press unit, grease application and parts feeding
This engineering project covered the supply of a suite of special assembly machines for an industrial automation cell. The automated production line consisted of four machines to automatically assemble and function test an automotive seat recliner mechanism. One machine was a fully automatic machine using vibratory bowl feeding of parts plus pick and place mechanisms to assemble 2 metal parts together. The 2 parts are pneumatically pressed together with a load monitoring facility.
A further 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 remaing two machines were both pallet based assembly machines using a twin track flexlink conveyor system. One machine was semi automatic in operation with manual work stations and automatic stations combined. The machine had automatic press rivet and plunge rivet operations. The production machine also included an automated greasing station.
The other pallet transfer system 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.
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