Drain Hose Assembly & Test Machine

Project Scope:

Drain hose assembly & test machine

Operating at 2,400 finished parts per hour, this machine is timed with the in-feed extrusion press. The wide variety of sophisticated automation methods and equipment used with this machine includes:

Vision guided robotic pick-and-place

Custom in-line feed conveyor with SCARA robotic parts loader

Custom in-line indexing chassis with tailor-made tooling fixtures

Two large diameter vibratory bowl parts feeding systems

Custom servo motion and two custom servo driven spin weld stations

Two custom servo gantry parts handling robots

Custom 4-up pressure decay leak test station

Electronic sensing and head tracking software that stores pass/fail criteria from the test station

Verify/test station follows all operations with automated part sorting

The Solution:

SDC designed and built a fully automated high-speed machine that assembles dishwasher drain hoses and performs leak tests.

SDC designed and built a fully automated work cell that includes a custom written PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) interfaced with an HMI (Human Machine Interface) to deliver consistent feedback and system monitoring.

This custom appliance hose assembly machine includes our robust indexing chassis, where all component parts are transported and placed in a fully automated process.

2,400 Machine rate of 2,400 finished parts per hour