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Product location and test system: integration with a hydraulic press

Product location and test system: integration with a hydraulic press

The bespoke manufacturing cell shown here is the result of a major UK electrical component producers requirement to automate a previously manual operation. Heavy overhead power cable insulators have metal end fittings crimped to a central shaft - operator handling of these heavy products and placement into the jaws of a large hydraulic press raised concerns for safety and quality.

Ingenia’s inventive solution was to mount the heavy press on a robust steel skid and integrate it with a custom-built X-Y product presentation system using Bosch linear modules and control. An additional requirement was to force test the completed insulators and a separate test rig was developed by Ingenia using Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics and pneumatics. The customers press, the one off presentation system and the test rig were all bolted to the fabricated steel skid and set up and demonstrated at the Burgess Hill factory before being installed in only two days at the clients premises. A Bosch Ecosafe guarding system with interlocked doors completes this cellular manufacturing and test system.