EBS Automation was commissioned to design and manufacture a machine to Inspect sealing rings to detect surface defects, flatness and colour coding to improve efficiency and quality control.
The machine was designed to replace a visual inspection operation of sealing rings carried out by operators.
The sealing rings to be inspected are loaded onto specially designed product mandrels that are loaded into tooling holders on the machine.
The machine door is closed to exclude all ambient light and the parts are rotated whilst travelling under two independent camera’s. Each camera has a ring lighting around the lens and back lighting below the parts under inspection to achieve optimum lighting conditions.
The system would log all part defect conditions detected by each camera.
The machine had two HMI touch screens one for machine control, operator and product information. A second camera screen is mounted below the operator screen to allow programming of the camera parameters and to view the inspection process as it was being carried out.
The design of the machine allowed a very flexible approach to adding new types of sealing rings to the ten types already catered for.
The benefits achieved for our customer was increased number of parts inspected per shift.
By replacing the variability of manual inspection, the ability to detect defects to a much higher level of quality control was possible.
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.