assembly and test system for metal pressed parts
engineering project covered the supply of a suite of special assembly and test 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 and assembly and test system 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 and test machines using a twin track flexlink conveyor
The third 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 for automatic dosing of a precise amount of grease.
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 assembly and test systems have been engineered by
TQC to assemble a diesel fuel switch, an automotive plastic catch, a distributor and
domestic appliance switches.
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 assembly and test systems to client specifications. Contact our
Engineers to advise you on your 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.
Feel free to contact TQC using the links below.
TQC Ltd, Hooton Street,
Nottingham, NG3 2NJ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)115 9503561
Fax: +44 (0)115 9484642