The JR team used the following components in the solution:
• Multiple vision inspection systems
• Robotic, servo actuated inline, and indexing dial material handling systems
• Electrical and mechanical part testing
• Heated edgefold
• Label application
• Grease application
The JR team created an effective assembly solution by integrating several different assembly processes and part handling methods. The solution decreased cycle time, reduced labor content and floor space, and improved part quality over the customer’s existing stand-alone assembly cells. The resulting machine is capable of running several different versions of the customer’s part, as well as right and left hand models with minimal changeover. At 13.5 seconds, the cycle time came in well under the customer’s expectations. With the challenge of the sensitive material handling and the precision of the heated edgefold technique, this cell is a straight forward solution, but with a little added cool.