Assembly Automation Case Studies: Cleaning, assembling and testing Nissan cylinder head covers

Client: Global Automotive Plastics Company, end user Nissan
Part: Plastic Cylinder Head Cover
Machine supplied: Three machine suite assembly for Nissan cylinder head cover
Overview: This system was designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to assemble and test a cylinder head cover for Nissan within their production environment. TQC developed this system alongside the client to allow them to supply quality assured products to Nissan.
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Key features:

  • Three machine suit of automation equipment
    • Leak Test Machine
    • Oil Seal Insertion Machine
    • Weld Debris Removal Machine
  • Manual loading and unloading
  • Automated assembly and testing functions
  • Technology modules incorporated including leak test instruments and connectors

Leak test machine

Leak test machine

This machine was designed to check for the presence of 4 brass inserts and to perform 4 bi-directional leak tests on the 4 oil seals.

Key features:

  • Light guard access for manual load/unload
  • Furness Controls Leak Test Units
  • Twin pillar leak test fixture
  • Eight leak tests performed
  • Presence check for 4 Brass Inserts
  • Pryor percussion marker
  • Mitsubishi FX PLC Control
  • GT1155 colour touch screen graphical HMI
  • Maximum leak rate of 1cc/min @ 0.2 bar
  • 50 second cycle time

Oil seal insertion machine

Oil seal insertion machine

This machine was designed to automatically insert 4 oil seals into the CHC Moulding and check for Presence, correct insertion depth and orientation.

Key features:

  • Light guard access for manual load/unload
  • 4-position, 2-axis gantry
  • Seal orientation & position detection
  • Pass mark Mitsubishi FX PLC
  • GT1155 colour touch screen graphical HMI
  • Removable tooling
  • 40 second cycle time

Weld debris removal machine

Weld debris removal machine

This machine was designed to check for blockage in two internal ports on the baffle plate and vacuum clean weld debris from inside the baffle plate cavity.

Key features:

  • Light guard access for manual load/unload
  • Port blockage test
  • Debris cleaning via vacuum connection and part vibration connected to an industrial vacuum cleaner
  • Automatic connection and sealing to 4 openings
  • Pass mark
  • Mitsubishi FX PLC
  • 50 second cycle time

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