QM Systems Manufacturing

PVC Assembly Line

The construction of the PVC assembly line for our world renowned plumbing client has reached its commissioning phase at QM Systems. With final tests being completed, the process is being run at a slower percentage speed.

The bowl feeders supplied by ALPHAMATION LIMITED will operate in tandem to supply two Yaskawa Motoman robots, the GP8 and GP50. One with 6 variants of body, and another providing nuts to connect together.

The body variants are evenly distributed onto the picking conveyor via the bowl feeder, the KEYENCE CORPORATION vision system will then identify the part’s type, orientation and offset. This information is then relayed to the GP8 for it to pick and place into the designated fixturing created on a rotary table. Once the part is placed, the GP50 robot will pick a nut from the buffer queue that has been already been orientated by the ALPHAMATION LIMITED bowl feeders. This pneumatic gripper fitted to the robot grips onto the nut, and is transported to the variant. It is then pushed onto the part at a slight angle

The GP50 will then pick the fully assembled part and have it scanned under a vision sensor. Once the sensor also supplied by KEYENCE CORPORATION has confirmed that the components are correct, the product is placed into one of three gravity shoots to be collected by an operator. The entire system will also be controlled by a Siemens PLC & HMI control system. An example of software integration of the highest calibre.

QM Systems have taken pride in our ability to provide system integration services to our clients for over 35 years. We aim to build a positive repour from the very first meeting with a client, outlining their specific requirements, and outlying which potential technologies that would be most beneficial to be integrated to our bespoke infrastructure.

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