Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, September 29, 2008
Finally, a GO/NO-GO result is output based on preset tolerance limits. Robotics is the premier choice of operation because of its ability to quickly position itself into multiple areas to be analyzed. If you need to check another part or an area which was over-looked, simply and cost effectively add this additional step to the process.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
FPM Tooling & Automation has your solution to unlimited deflash possibilities.
Our four-station robotic deflash cell eliminates the need for multiple stand-alone trim machines or manual operator deflash stands. Take the knife out of your operator’s hand and let our 6-axis robot do the work. Running up to 4 components at once, the cell utilizes a force-compliance device to mimic the human touch, precisely following parting lines and compensating on-the-fly for part shrink and variation. Quickly exchange one nest plate for another while the robot continues to process other parts as they are loaded/unloaded. Once the new nest plate is mounted in place and the electrical connector is attached, the cell automatically identifies the new plate and loads the appropriate cutting path in the robot controller.
The nest plates are universal, fit in any of the workstations, and can easily be duplicated for any future parts or components that need processing.
In addition, a quick change tool adaptor on the robot end of arm allows for unlimited additional operations within the cell. Need to drill, tap, cut, or rout holes, slots, or openings in your parts? Need to attach or assemble components, screws, or any other hardware to your parts? Simply add the necessary tool with matching quick change adaptor to the robot cell and instantly eliminate the need for a separate secondary fixture or manual operation.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
FPM Tooling & Automation has utilized the flexibility of a six-axis robot to rapidly staple and assemble plastic components. A precision CNC cut aluminum nest with replaceable, hardened, staple receiver inserts allows for repeatable part location.
The robot installs each staple then verifies it was properly driven and located before moving to the next point. A fiber optic sensor continuously monitors the amount of staples present in the gun. When the staples run low, the robot finishes processing its current part then reorients itself to an ergonomic reload position, allowing the operator to refill the gun with a minimum of machine downtime.
Interchangeable nest plates allow for unlimited part combinations for future applications.
Friday, August 1, 2008
FPM Tooling & Automation has utilized State-of-the-Art Robotics and Ultrasonics to assemble acoustic fabrics to molded thermoplastics. When welding thermoplastics, the thermal rise in the bonding area is produced by the absorption of mechanical vibrations which are introduced across the joint to be welded. This process can happen in less than a second which works hand-n-hand with robotics. The universal combination of “Robotics & Ultrasonics” quickly executes multiple welding positions on complex attitudes to eliminate the need for dedicated precision weld devices at each location. Our professional engineers also design and manufacture these work cells to be interchangeable for the next application.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
ISO 9001:2000 certified and accredited calibration, layout, inspection and measurement services. Capabilities include dimensional lay-ups, checking fixtures, third party inspection, tool calibration, fixed CMM 72x36x30, parts measuring, machined components, tooling layout, die model, precision fixture sign off, gages measuring, and large part inspections. On-site calibration with FARO arm is available. Other services include welding, repairs, CNC machining, plastic part inspection and sorting, preventative maintenance and reverse engineering. All computer measuring machines, precision calipers, micrometers, gages & indicators equipment are certified regularly.