Bearing Assembly Machine
EBS Automation was commissioned by an international bearing manufacturer to design and manufacture an assembly machine for a new bearing. The new bearing comprised of: a hub with 2-Bearing Races of 22 rollers each, Intermediate Ring & Cir-clip.
The machine consisted of a semi-automatic assembly process with the larger components loaded manually into the tooling by the operator, the roller bearings were fed automatically from a vibratory bowl feeder.
The machine was manufactured using a box section base with all tooling mounted on the base plate. An operator console was fitted with a Siemens HMI to display part numbers produced, operator and machine information and indicator lamps for fault conditions.
A two hand start pushbutton was provided to initiate the automated sections of the cycle
All moving tooling and elements that are susceptible to wear were manufactured from hardened and ground steel.
The important factors of this process were the parts had to remain clean with no cross contamination from the machine. Therefore all the tooling and moving parts were contained within a sealed area of the machine only accessible for maintenance.
During the assembly process quality checks were carried out to ensure that the correct parts were being assembled and in the correct quantities. e.g counting the number of rollers assembled to each unit.
This machine was designed to be compact to allow for flexible manufacturing cell layout.
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