June 13, 2017

Quickseal Coating Machine

Machine No.6688

 Fasteners for the Aeronautical industry use a sealant that is manually applied to them just before use in the assembly process. This machine was built for a new type of sealant application on the threads of a variety of fasteners. The fasteners are automatically fed and loaded into rotary nests on a cam driven indexer. Once loaded they are indexed to the first coating station where a thin film of sealant is applied. The nest rotates as a dispenser applies the material at a controlled rate and linear movement to coat the entire thread location. The first coating is designed to cure in air, so the material is applied in a nitrogen environment. The second coating is then applied at the next station to completely cover the first sealant application. The material is then allowed to cure before it leaves the nitrogen environment. The fasteners are then ejected from the machine and placed into a storage tray that keeps them from rubbing up against each other and compromising the air seal on the threads.

Current Operating Status – A diagram of your machine will be used to monitor the machine status.

Fault Pop-Up Screens – Notification screens make it easy for the operator to diagnose and locate of faults during production runs.
Password Protected Modes of Operation – HMI allows you to run in several different modes of operation along with controlled access to these modes.

Controls:

Station Enable/Disable: Under this heading, the trained technician may turn stations on and off. This allows for much easier troubleshooting and eliminates usage of parts at other stations during debugging.

PLC Control: The machine will be controlled by a PLC with ladder logic programming. Servo motion control runs through an SERCOS RING fiber optic communication block to control speed and location. An Ethernet module is used to communicate between the PLC and camera data. Data storage can be retrieved through small touch screen panels that are also used for operator interface

CYCLE RATE: 20 parts per minute