PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Flywheel Single-Station Press

Project summary:

This firm came to Midwest Engineered Systems looking for a semi-automated assembly press machine for individual flywheels.

The Challenge

Each flywheel had to be assembled every 50 seconds or less.

  • Bearing Race manually loaded
  • Press cycle manually initiated
  • Press verification
  • Parts must then be automatically transported to unload station
  • Automatic flywheels introduction (from part washer)

The Solution

The following methods, components and technologies were implemented and integrated to provide a comprehensive solution:

  • Two strand chain conveyor integrated to parts washer conveyor for automatic flywheel introduction
  • Automatically locate the part for pressing on centers
  • Provide access to manually load-bearing race
  • A hydraulic pressing station using Promess force load monitoring system for press verification feedback
  • Automatic part transportation to the part flipping station
  • Automatic part flipping for manual operator unloading

Impact to the Customer

The solution MWES provided the customer achieved these goals:

  • Part rate of one part assembled every 50 seconds or less
  • Parts are semi-automatically assembled
  • All pressing is verified using Promess force load monitoring technology
  • Bad parts are automatically identifie

Midwest Engineered Systems has a wide range of experience in building custom automation cells. If you’re looking to improve your manufacturing throughput, we have the knowledge and experience to make the project a success.

Contact us to learn about how Midwest Engineered Systems can automate even your most complex and challenging operations today!

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