Leak Test, Assembly, and Laser Marking Machine
Problem Statement; Customer required an automated machine that could perform post-mold processing, inspection, marking and assembly of a rotary seal product within the molding machine’s cycle rate. Machine to be manned part-time by molding machine operator and meet a safety performance level of E.
MESH designed, and built five machines that accomplished the following tasks;
- Cingulated and fed rotary seals from a cartridge feeder.
- Knife trim of rubber flashing on the I.D. and disposal of waste
- Spare station for future vision inspection
- Mass flow/leak testing station
- Laser engraving of outside diameter
- Cingulated and fed plastic I.D. assembly aid.
- Insertion of a plastic I.D. assembly aid into seal via robot and fixture
- Placement of passed seals on the discharge conveyor in a collated manner
- Placement of reject seals into a locked drawer.
- Keyence laser
- CTS Sentinel Blackbelt mass flow test inst.
- FANUC 200ic LR Mate robot
- Siemens controls
- Robot End of Arm Tool
- Quantity two cartridge style part feeders by MESH with walking beam transfer
- Deflashing arbor and spindle
- Capacity Requirement: 15 seconds / piece
- Seal and Assy Aid infeed capacity: 30 products
- Seal diameter range: 25mm – 150mm
- Laser marking of Julien date code and machine #
- Mass flow 500 scc/m @ 3.6 psig
- Poke Yoke features: Locked reject drawer w sensor detection
- Expected Utilization Rate: 24 hours / 7 days
- Equipment Availability: > 85%
- Pushbutton changeover with no tool feeder change
- 2.4mm cycles (2 years) between rebuild of linear components