Cowl Crossbar Assembly Line
Metal Forming Machines and Robotic Welding Jigs & Fixtures
The Cowl Crossbar Assembly Line performs sub-assembly processes, piercing operations on the main pipe, and welding of the sub-assembled parts to the main pipe.
Hole Piercing Station
Part of the main assembly process, hole piercing is conducted with a single-drill jig or multi-drill jig, depending on the shape of the main pipe.
Multi-Drill Piercing Jig
Single-Drill Piercing Jig
Main Pipe CO2 Welding
This station welds two main pipes together using a rotating CO2 welding torch.
Depending on the cowl shapes and welding sections, the line is divided into sub-assembly stations for further processing.
Main Assembly Welding
This station welds sub-assembled parts together to make a complete cowl. Based on the cowl shape, welding segment and cycle time, it can be further divided into different processes.
After the main assembly welding process, an operator checks the welding quality and fixes any areas that require manual welding.
The final station has a vision inspection system to check the quality of the finished product, distance between the side pins and each piece of hardware.
The rack collects parts after each assembly process is completed.
Robotic Welding Station | Compact Design
The welding booth comes with jigs, robots, safety curtains, safety sensors and a cat walk. It is designed to minimize the floor space used. The robot, welding controller and electric panels are mounted on top of the frame and can be accessed using a cat walk. The welding wire box is located at the bottom of the welding booth for safety and to minimize floor space.