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Automation

From robotic cells to integrated production lines, whether part or fully automated utilising 5 axis parallel kinematic machining, we ensure customers receive cost savings and the best solution to provide the highest level of automation.

Our Machines:

Conduit Bender Cell with Labelling & Packing

We designed this cell to process electrical conduit with various diameters and radii. The cut lengths of tube are loaded manually into an auto feeder which supplies the bender with batches of up to 6 lengths of tube at any one time. 

 

Once the tubes are bent, they are collected in their batches by a robot and transferred to a rotating station for cleaning and labelling before being collected by a second robot that places them into boxes for delivery.

Automated Clinching Cell

Designed and integrated by Unison, this Automated Clinching Cell is used to assemble combustion chamber panels.

 

Bespoke fixture stations use fixture lock down positions and automatic tool change features.

Automated Cell with Inspection & Machining Centres

The proposed solution incorporated two all-electric, servomotor-controlled 50mm Breeze tube bending machines with multi-stack tooling heads. The bending machines are fed by two automatic hopper loaders which perform weld seam detection and datum the tube prior to bending.

 

A robot alternatively unloads the bent parts from each machine and presents the parts to a four-camera vision inspection system, to measure the parts and calculate corrections. This closes the loop with the bending machines motion control, to ensure accuracy and repeatability. The components are then transferred by a further two robots into two CNC machine centres, where 13 holes of various sizes are automatically drilled.

 

Once complete, the components are robotically deburred and hung on transfer racks in pairs ready to be delivered the assembly station.

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