Assembly Automation Case Studies: Automatic bearing induction heating and pressing assembly system
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Client: General Engineering Company
Part: Bearing Assembly
Machine supplied: Bearing Heating and Pressing Assembly System
Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to produce the required assemblies within their production environment. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to automatically feed, press and assembly parts, checking was included to ensure correct parts were supplied to their customer.
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- Vibratory bowl feeders
- Two position twin head part transfer system for main body
- Dedicated pick and place system to load parts into press top tool
- 10kW Induction heating coil
- Hydraulic press with heated bottom tool
- Non contact temperature monitoring
- Load / position monitoring
This fully automatic system receives bulk product and assembles the 2 parts of a bearing assembly by heating the main body and then pressing the second part into a feature on the body. The whole process runs on a 10 seconds cycle time.
Vibratory bowl feeders orientate and singulate parts, the bodies are transferred into an induction coil, once heated placed they are placed into heated bottom tooling of a hydraulic press.
The upper part is fed by the second bowl with individual parts loaded into the top tool of the press. Temperature, load and position monitoring are used to ensure correct press assembly. Assembled parts are located by the press top tool and released onto a advancing outfeed conveyor system.
The system accommodates a single size of stud at any one time, but is adjustable for sizes from M10 to M20, the overall throughput was 20 studs per minute.
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