QM System's Moving Assembly Carousels or Q-Macs!

QM System’s Moving Assembly Carousels or Q-Macs!

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We are taking a closer look at QM System’s range of Motion Assembly Carousels or Q-MACs for short! These can be manual or automatically moved to aid operators and are ideal for Gearbox and Engine block assembly lines.

As a bespoke automation provider, most of our projects are 1-off designs, the Q-MAC range breaks away from that, being supplied to customers as a flexible product range. The Q-MAC range allow the safe and efficient production of assemblies of up to 400kg. We can customise fixtures, tooling, line speeds and integrate MES software to give you perfect production capabilities. We currently have Q-MACs in the Automotive and Marine markets, producing seating, engines and gearboxes, using up to 30 stations at 27m in length. We have 3 variants dialling in more automation as you go up the range.
Q-MAC 1 – Features a manual track, each assembly station is moved along by the operator, by pushing it across to the next interlocking station.
Q-MAC 2 – Siemens servo-driven, each assembly station is moved along by the operator pressing a manual or HMI button. The stations are in a fixed pitch.
Q-MAC 3 – Siemens servo-drive, but features pneumatic drive engagement, giving independent station indexing, allowing dwell or buffer stations to enable line balancing.

The best way to understand these systems more is to watch our YouTube video:

and more information can be found at our website landing page:

QM Systems Flexible Assembly Aids

Specific product features:
Flexible working height
Fixtures/tooling tailored to your needs
Modular construction enables ease of expansion
Flexible control options
Automatic interlocking stations
Extremely Low running and maintenance costs
Flexible station quantities
Flexible integration into a range of Manufacturing systems
Flexible integration into assembly stations/equipment/tooling
Can be supplied with or without QM systems proprietary MES
Low friction rail for easy ergonomic operation
Rail available in treated steel, stainless steel & nickel plated
Virtually silent operation

Q-MAC 2 & 3
Multi Axis rotational capability for product orientation
Variable speed drive (VSD)
Variable station quantities & pitch distances
Siemens Control and drive system
Can be manually operated in case of utility failure
No fault forward capability
Optional dwell and buffer stations
Flexible working heights
Automatic interlocking stations
Flexible integration into a range of Manufacturing systems
Can be supplied with or without QM systems proprietary MES

Q-MAC 3, gives all of the above functionality but includes:
Independent station indexing
Independent dwell/buffer stations


Please get in contact with a member of a sales team to learn more about these remarkable aids: sales@qm-systems.com

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