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TQC Ltd, Hooton Street,
Carlton Road, Nottingham,
Notts. NG3 2NJ,

Tel: +44 (0) 115 9503561
Fax: +44 (0) 115 9484642
email:
sales@tqc.co.uk


Certificate No. GB10/81035

Plug Feed and Check System - Vibrating Bowl Feed & Laser Measure

To meet the demands of 100% checking and inspection requirement that are becoming standard within the automotive industry, TQC designed and manufactured a standalone machine for the automatic feeding and checking of an automotive plug.

Utilising an elevating hopper and vibratory bowl feeder to accept bulk product and orientate each plug, a laser measurement system is incorporated to check a feature on the product. The plug is transported through the machine using a walking beam and the part is rotated a full 360 degrees.

The automotive industry based customer required a 100% check to ensure that a continuous bead of thread locking sealant is the correct thickness and continuous round the flange. The system accommodates a single size of stud at any one time, but is adjustable for sizes from M10 to M20, the overall throughput was 20 studs per minute.

elevating hopper

walking beam transfer and laser inspection system

laser displacement measurement

Fully Automatic Feed and Inspection System
for Automotive Plugs
Elevating Hopper
Fed Product

Inspection / Dectection
Station

Keyence Laser Sensor
for Inspection

Key Elements

  • Elevating Hopper & Vibratory Bowl Feeder
  • Laser displacement measurement system
  • Walking beam transfer system
  • PLC Control

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