Assemble Mulitple Products with Vision Guided Part Feeders

In this example, one custom machine is used to assemble numerous models of industrial building brackets.  Each bracket model consists of one of seven different upper-bracket halves and one of seven different bottom-bracket halves. To save money on the part-feeding equipment, Flexible Automation integrated two vision guided Epson six-axis robots with back-lit vibratory tray feeders – or flex-feeders.  Quick change end-of-arm tooling is utilized to accommodate the various parts.  The parts are loaded onto a rotary dial table  where they are then riveted together by an air-over-oil riveter. Force and depth measurements from an integrated load-cell and LVDT are monitored for process control.