Cells include poke-yokes to verify part presence, press depths, press forces, weld presence, and weld bead profile.
Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly, and test systems, has received a contract from a Tier 1 automotive supplier to provide two custom, semi-automated assembly cells that will simplify the production of automobile seat rail link arms.
The first automated assembly cell is a multi-station dial that will feed, press, and caulk a bushing, as well as feed and press a pin into a link arm. The second automated assembly cell is a multi-station dual dial system that will feed, press and caulk a bushing, as well as pick and press a pin into the link arm and weld it. For the welding process, Evana is integrating a customer-supplied Panasonic robot.
Both assembly cells, which are scheduled for an April delivery, include poke-yokes to verify part presence, press depths, press forces, weld presence, and weld bead profile.
“Evana is always happy to win new business from repeat customers,” says Randy Wire, GM of Evana Automation Specialists. “These new custom assembly cells will feed product to an automated rail assembly line that was also built by Evana.”