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Case Studies: Leak Testing

Leak Test Cell with Robotic Handling

Leak Test Cell with Robotic Handling

Client: Leading Plastic Moulding Company
Part: Automotive Tyre Pressure Sensor
Machine supplied: Leak testing cell with automatic robot handling of parts
Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to automatically produce 100% checked parts in high volume.

This robot cell includes automatic handling, component bowl feeding, automated leak testing, passed and failed part segregation and automatic packing of automotive moulded plastic sensors.
The system integrates a Fanuc 6-axis robot handling 6 inserts from a bowl feeding system into 6 moulds located in a mould tool fastened to a rotary table. On completion of the over moulding process assemblies are transferred to a cooling system using the robot and indexed to a position to be leak tested. On completion of the leak test the tested mouldings are manipulated into pass/fail/sample chutes to be dropped into packing boxes/bins.

Key features:

  • 6-axis robot with multi-part gripper
  • Bowl feeding equipment
  • 6 up part handling
  • Automatic load and unload
  • 6 leak test modules
  • Cooling system for stable leak testing
  • Vision inspection using multiple cameras
  • Passed / failed parts transfer system.