Appliance Hose Assembly & Test Machine

Project Scope:

Appliance Hose Assembly & test machine

SDC seamlessly integrated assembly and testing operations into one automated work cell that assembles corrugated appliance hose parts and tests them for leaks.

6-axis Fanuc robot with multi-head end effector to attach two place clip assemblies to hoses

Custom, special in-line feed and assembly conveyor

Cascading leak test stations

Verify station following all operations

Pass/fail sorting

The Solution:

SDC designed and built a rev 2 automated hose assembly and leak test machine with a Fanuc robot. The machine is controlled by a custom written Visual Basic program along with a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) that interfaces with an HMI (Human Machine Interface). Operating at 900 finished parts per hour, this machine is timed with an in-feed extrusion press.