We supplied our customer with a solution for welding two components together, where clinch nuts were already pressed in prior to welding.
After welding, manual processes included the insertion of two push pins for a wiring harness operation and the application of a piece of double-sided tape. However, 10 – 15% of the components were being sent to quarantine due to missing parts.
Our automation group developed a fixturing station for assembly and a checking station to verify part presence. Once the part is welded, it is manually moved to the assembly station where the pin and tape are put in place. The part is then moved to the checking station where the part is clamped in place, and it goes through an automated checking cycle. Using a variety of sensors, the presence of the tape, clinch nuts and pins are all verified. This has saved the customer about $10,000/week.
Below you will find examples of some of the solutions we offer.