QM Systems – Retail and Building Services
QM Systems produce bespoke automation solutions for most industry sectors, two of those in particular being Retail and Building Services. With clients such as Kohler Mira, Clamason, McAlpine Plumbing and Hadley, we have experience in many types of products and solutions.
Included in our portfolio of solutions are
- Shower valve assembly
- Shower valve testing
- P-Clip assembly
- Steel handling, conveying and bundling
- PVC plumbing component assembly
Hadley – Steel handling, conveying and bundling
We were asked by Hadley to design, manufacture and install a Material Handling and Packaging System.
The main components were a palletising system for rolled steel section, which takes the steel directly from cold rolling, collates the steel sections into layers and palletises the sections.
This was part of the plants JIT production.
The overall scope of supply includes Roller, Power and free, Slat, Belt and chain conveyors as well as shuttles, XYZ lift axis, platform transfers and more.
The entire process starts inside the factory and finishes outside for dispatch, utilising the auto load of curtain side trailers.
McAlpine Plumbing – Assembly of PVC components
McAlpine Plumbing had the requirement to automate the currently manual process of installing a captive nut onto 5 variants of pipe bend body.
The components are fed into the system via hoppers and bowl feeders, and fed into picking positions via robots. Using escapements and vision inspection, the body is picked by robot #1 and loaded into an assembly nest, whilst the nut is fitted via robot #2.
A final vision inspection confirms correct assembly.
The entire cell is mounted on a steel frame skid, to be both compact and quick to commission and/or move around the customers site.