Automatic Station for the notching and adapter press-insertion during assembly of vacuum-cleaner power brush motor- and gear unit. This station is part of a complete assembly line, where all individual stations are connected by a transfer-system. The communication of the transfer-system is handled by a read-write system. The read-write system assures that every process includes the necessary operating steps and confirms this at the next station.
Using a 8-position Rotary Index Table with 6 Processing Stations, a total cycle time of less than 10 seconds per parts was achieved.
This assembly system incorporated two Vibratory Feeders from the standard DEPRAG program, which are equipped with a part-supervison camera system (recognize the left- or right-handed thread of the carrier) that verifies the position accurate sorting. Two belt driven hoppers with a capacity of 10-liters each assure the optimum part provisioning.
Station 4: Winding the lower catch
A catch is fed on every station by a vibratory feeder. A camera system verifies that the catch with right-threading is present at the transfer area.
A catch having a left-threading is automatically rejected. By using a vacuum handling system, the catch is positioned into the winding unit. The winding process of the catch onto the shaft is verified by a force-/distance measurement system (Digiforce 9310) and the curve is graphically displayed.