Control Arm and Bracket Assembly Machine
This machine features two main processes: An operator loaded bushing-to-bracket press assembly process, and a robot loaded control arm-to-bracket press assembly process. The bushing-to-bracket process can run multiple part types with quick shot-pin changeover tooling. The tooling is verified with a vision system before attempting to process workpieces. The finished bracket assemblies can optionally exit the machine on a dedicated conveyor, or they can travel to the second main process to be assembled onto a control arm. Both assembly processes use an electro-mechanical press that saves press curve data of each part for process feedback.