SDC seamlessly integrated assembly and testing operations into one automated work cell that assembles corrugated appliance hose parts and tests them for leaks.
project scope Appliance Hose Assembly & test machine
what's included machine details
SDC designed and built a rev 2 automated hose assembly and leak test machine with a Fanuc robot. The machine is controlled by a custom written Visual Basic program along with a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) that interfaces with an HMI (Human Machine Interface). Operating at 900 finished parts per hour, this machine is timed with an in-feed extrusion press.
The fully customized system includes:
- 6-axis Fanuc robot with multi-head end effector to attach two place clip assemblies to hoses
- Custom, special in-line feed and assembly conveyor
- Cascading leak test stations
- Verify station following all operations
- Pass/fail sorting