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

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


Certificate No. GB10/81035

Four Machine Suite including Pallet Based Assembly Systems
for Automotive Metal Parts

This engineering project covered the supply of a suite of special assembly machines for an industrial automation cell. 

The automated production line consisted of four machines to automatically assemble and function test an automotive seat recliner mechanism.

The first fully automatic machine used vibratory feeding of parts plus pick and place mechanisms to assemble 2 metal parts together.

The 2 parts are pneumatically pressed together with a simple automatic load monitoring facility.

The second machine was based on a rotary indexing carousel turntable. The machine was semi-automatic in operation with an operator loading the metal pressings to be assembled into a fixture nest and then unloading the completed assembly. A parts verification or poke yoke test was carried out on one station and an automatic spin riveting operation on another station. Automatic load and position monitoring was used during the spin riveting operation. The completed sub assembly was function tested.

The third and fourth machines were both pallet based assembly machines using a twin track flexlink conveyor system.

The third machine was semi automatic in operation with manual work stations and automatic stations combined.  The machine had automatic stations combined.  The machine had automatic press rivet and plunge rivet operations. The production machine also included an automated greasing station.

The fourth machine again used an automatic pallet transfer concept and included automated rivet assembly stations, function testing with automatic setting of the part to the correct position for delivery, plus an automatic print and apply labelling station.

automatic assembly machine with bowl feeder
automatic assembly system for metal parts

platen assembly system for automatic assembly of metal parts

pallet transfer system for automatic assembly of metal parts

Automatic 2-Part
Assembly Machine
Semi-Automated Rotary
Table Assembly System

Semi-Automatic Pallet
Based Assembly & Test System

Semi-Automatic Pallet
Based Assembly & Test System

Similar systems have been engineered by TQC to assemble a diesel fuel switch, an automotive plastic catch, a distributor and domestic appliance switches.

TQC used it’s professional engineering project management approach to ensure that this project met both timescale and budget requirements.

TQC welcomes the opportunity to design and manufacture complete automation systems to client specifications.

Contact our Engineers to advise you on your automation project.If you have a current project that you are already looking at, or you are considering improvements to your production in the near future, call us and we will be happy to offer our professional advice & visit you at your site.

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