project scope Appliance Hose Assembly & test machine
SDC seamlessly integrated assembly and testing operations into one automated work cell that assembles corrugated appliance hose parts and tests them for leaks.
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