EBS Automation was commissioned to design and build a fully automated machine to assemble, leak test and oil fill an automotive gearbox.
The machine uses a pallet track system to transport the product through the automation process lifting the pallet at each station. The automation process within this machine consists of four stations.
Station 1 Auto Torque operation. A drive flange nut on the component is tightened to the required torque, whilst checking the angle of rotation of the nut using a electronic torque drive system. This ensures that the nut is fully assembled and not cross threaded.
Station 2 Crimping operation. The drive flange is automatically ro-tated to detect a specific flat area on the nut that has been previously tightened. The nut is then crimped at the desired position and to a specified dimension to prevent the nut from becoming loose.
Station 3 Leak Test operation. A sealing head is pneumatically positioned to a fill port on the gearbox before performing a complete leak test, using a pressure decay leak test unit. If a leak is detected the component will be automatically marked by the machine and rejected to the side.
Station 4 Oil Filling operation. A pneumatic positioning unit fits a sealing head to a fill port on the gearbox before dispensing a specific volume of oil in to the gearbox.
About EBS Automation
EBS Automations roots were forged in the Automotive sector in 1993. We are delighted not only of our success to date, but also that many of our original customers are still with us today. We trust this bares testament to our long term partnership approach based on our commitment to provide special purpose machines and automation systems of excellent quality, efficiency and reliability. A professional project management system is used that leads to projects being delivered on time and within budget.
This success has led to projects in many other sectors. We are pleased to have served clients in the Aerospace, Medical and Healthcare industries; whilst also seeking out opportunities in Industrial, Military & Defence, Electronics, Food & Beverage.
EBS design and manufacture Special Purpose Machines and Automation Systems tailored to meet the exact specification and requirements of our customers. We pride ourselves on being able to take a blank sheet of paper and turn it into a manufacturing solution.