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Case Studies:

Rotary Table Assembly System for Plastic Parts

Client: Leading Plastic Injection Moulding Company

Part: Automotive Plastic Assembly

Machine supplied: Semi-Automatic rotary table assembly and test system with automated packing.

Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to automatically assemble and test automotive plastic parts. Part greasing, part assembly and function testing was integrated on this rotary table assembly system

rotary table assembly system

This assembly and test system allows an operator to load plastic parts into a 3-location nest at the front station. The second station automatically dispenses grease onto the required area so the mechanism spring operates correctly. Station 3 at the rear of the machine assembly uses vision sensors to check the parts are correctly fitted together. The final station performs a part function test on the assembly including force monitoring using an integrated load cell. Tested assemblies are automatically unloaded with rejects segregated. Passed parts are loaded into cardboard trays on an indexing conveyor to allow easy packing by the operator.

The system handles 3 different variants of assembly including left hand and right-hand versions of one variant. The operating sequence utilises 2 rotations on the table for full assembly with operator intervention between rotations to transfer parts between location nests.

This rotary table assembly system is PLC controlled with an operator HMI and buttons to ensure smooth operation. Test results are logged and automatically transferred to the customer PC network.

Rotary Table Assembly System – Key Features:

  • Four station indexing rotary table
  • Automatic grease dispensing
  • Part pick and place
  • Automated function testing with load monitoring
  • Multi-position outfeed pick-and-place system for reject handling and part packing
  • Indexing outfeed conveyor with flights for cardboard packing sleeves
  • Integrated vision to ensure correct parts and assembly
  • PLC control with datalogging
  • System handles three variants of assembly

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Rotary Table Assembly System for Plastic Parts

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