Waste Elimination Solutions

These systems can be added onto an existing process which may have met its maximum capability but does not meet the customer’s requirements. Usually, projects that are focused on waste elimination are inspection systems. Inspection systems provide a level of containment of potentially flawed product from getting to your customer. Our systems can also be designed to provide offline data collection or in process feed back to help control the quality level of an existing process.

Armature Shaft Inspection & Pack

The Armature Shaft Inspection and Pack machine is designed to accommodate a family of parts that are programmatically selected via an HMI menu selection. It can handle up to two different parts at the same time. The function of the machine is to be installed in a single piece flow configuration, with the parts to be inspected being fed from two sides. The robot chooses the part to be inspected based on various built in sensors and a system feed back mechanism. The parts are picked off of an in bound conveyor, presented to a high precision inspection gauge capable of checking up to 12 sub-micron measurements virtually instantaneously. Depending on the results, the part is then placed on a conveyor for rust preventative application or into a reject chute. Once the parts have had the rust preventative applied, they are then packed into a customer provided cell pack tray and shuttled out of the machine for final packing.

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Transmission Component Inspection System

The Transmission Component Inspection machine provides the customer with 100% verification of dimensional accuracy of 22 different dimensions per part. This is accomplished through the application of various measurement devices and techniques. The system uses lasers, cameras, tough probes and harden plug gauges. There are 18 stations that are used for measurement and part reject pick off. If any part is found to be flawed it is immediately placed into one of seven reject bins for operator disposition. The machine has a gross throughput rate of 600 parts per hour.

Rivet Inspection System

The Rivet Inspection machine was designed off of a common inspection system platform that MAG has developed; this system allows for shortened lead time to deployment. The system is designed to be incorporated into an existing process. It provides part buffering in a bowl feed system that is used to present the parts to a high precision laser measurement gauge for inspection. There are eight dimensions that are evaluated as the parts are passed around a rotary transfer system via custom built part fixtures. The system provides for segregation of suspect parts and parts that are determined to be within specification.

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Air Bag Canister Inspection System

The Air Bag Inspection system was designed to integrate with an existing canister welding process. The system picks the parts off of an existing fixture, transfers it to a conveyor belt where it is presented to a camera system. The camera system verifies eight different weld locations and the presence and proper location of studs that have been welded into the canister. If the part is found to have defects, the system forces the operator to remove the part and insert it into a secure reject bin. Good parts exit out of the inspection machine for automated packing.

Bushing Inspection System

The Bushing Inspection system is designed off of a common platform in order to provide quick implementation. This reduces lead time and allows for expedited return on the customers investment. It is intended to be integrated into an existing production process to ensure proper part manufacturing, and to provide feedback to the operators for ongoing process adjustment. The system utilizes a bowl feeding mechanism that provides a processing buffer allowing a stable flow during upstream process adjustments. The parts are interrogated via lasers, air gauging, and touch probes that verify up to six different dimensions on 100% of the parts being checked. Once verified, the system will segregate the parts into a good parts bin and a suspect parts bin for disposition by the operators at a later time. The system is designed to be balanced with the process that it is integrated into and can process up to 500 pieces per hour.

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