Special Machines Case Studies: Rear bumper assembly and pressing machine

Client: Leading Global Automotive Plastic Moulding Supplier
Machinery supplied: Rear Bumper Assembly and Pressing Machine
Overview: This equipment has been designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to handle the assembly and pressing of rear bumper moulding components together into a complete assembly. TQC developed this equipment alongside the client to allow them to supply rear bumper modules to their customers who are generally automotive vehicle manufacturers
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rear bumper assembly and press machineKey features:

  • Fabricated Frame
  • Laser cut tooling
  • Light curtain operator access
  • HMI with graphical operator / maintenance prompts
  • Barcode driven assembly sequence
  • Automated pressing of parts with sensing.
  • Part clamping, only released for passed parts

TQC have produced two similar machines for handling of rear bumpers. The basic principle of the machines is to assist and check the rear bumper assembly process, the machines handles 4 different vehicle variants

The machine tooling provides location for the main painted rear bumper mouldings to which the operator adds a number of trim pieces. A barcode drives the assembly process for each part with the machine HMI indicating the required items for the operator to fit.

rear bumper assembly and press machineThe operator manually loads all indicated parts onto the bumper, ensuring that clips are properly aligned before the machine completes the assembly automatically by pressing home the individual components.

The main bumper moulding is automatically clamped into the tooling and is only released once all the components have been assembled correctly. rear bumper assembly and press machine


TQC can also supply fixtures for bumper assembly and handling for other areas with the production system.

To find out more about how we can help you with your special machine and front bumper assembly requirements:

We build all machines in-house, applying our 25+ years experience in specialised test and automated handling machines to the engineering projects we undertake. We offer customer support, backup and service call-out for all projects, whatever the size.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to offer our professional advice and visit you at your site.

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