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pallet assembly and test system for metal pressed parts

automatic assembly machine with bowl feederThis engineering project covered the supply of a suite of special assembly and test 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. 

The first 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.

.automatic assembly system for metal parts

The 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 system.

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.

The 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

platen assembly and test system for automatic assembly of metal parts

pallet transfer system for automatic assembly and test of metal parts

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 it’s professional engineering project management approach to ensure that this project met both timescale and budget requirements.

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.

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