Automated Conduit Clamp Assembly
An SDC client in the electrical solutions industry was looking to automate the hand assembly of conduit clamps. The purpose of automation was to increase the current capacity to meet customer demand while decreasing cost.
Servo-Driven Indexing Dial
Allen-Bradley Machine Control Software & HMI
Cognex Vision Systems & Cameras
FANUC 6-Axis LR200iD Robot with Vision & Conveyor Tracking
Servo-Controlled Two-Axis Pick-and-Place Station
Vibratory Bowl Feeders
Automated Bulk Pack-Out
Servo Feed to Registration
An assembly work cell consisting of one central automated assembly machine was created to optimize the manufacturing process and increase quality with production.
The cell was built on a rotary indexing dial with custom grippers and key inspection stations. The Servo-driven indexing dial provided a precision platform for the assembly and inspection operations of the conduit clamp.
A 6-axis FANUC robot would use vision guidance to pick-and-place parts from a belt to custom-designed grippers. This machine was configured to accommodate 14 product configurations consisting of 7 different clamp sizes.
Machine Rate: 40 parts per minute