It is getting even more important to have the possibility to mark the piece assembled or tested. This sign realized on the piece could have different functions and could be realized in different ways.
The customization of the product with a specific logo, with the brand or with the name and description of the product itself is today one of the top functions of a marking process. This solution allows to have a “ready” product for the incoming phases of packaging and shipment.
Beside the aesthetic function, the marking process represents also the possibility of write specific codes (serial number, bar code, datamatrix or QR-codes) that lead to the complete history of the pieces in term of assembly procedures, testing results and the big amount of data collected trough the production flow.
All these data are completely stored directly by the Camas machines.
The marking is realized by different methods:
3D vision systems are Made in Camas technologies installed on machines to respond to the need to translate three-dimensional objects into machine language. This allows complex systems like robots with 5, 6, or 7 single-axis rotational joints to process information for manipulating and controlling objects often stored in bulk and which could not be handled using traditional systems. The system employs also cameras and motorized laser systems.
The 3D vision systems are Made in Camas technologies installed on machines to translate three-dimensional realities into machine language.
Riveting is a joining technique that is usually used to join metal or plastic sheets of small thickness.
The joint is made using a metal piece (rivet), which undergoes permanent plastic deformation to join the two surfaces.
It is an extremely flexible technique for these types of uses, and ensures excellent reliability over time. The rivet, or the joining pin in general, can be deformed by pressing or through cyclical rolling motions. The behavior of the material differs in these two cases, and the two techniques are often reviewed accurately with the client to decide which is the best to use.
It can be performed using mechanical, pneumatic, or ultrasonic (plastic materials only) riveting systems. Camas can integrate riveting systems into its assembly and testing lines.
At Camas, our technical expertise allows us to integrate riveting systems into our assembly and testing lines.
Vision systems make it possible to monitor 100% of your production accurately and efficiently, thanks to the customized selection of sensors and optics that match the precision required. Today, vision systems monitor from simple piece absence or presence to completeness, color, shape, size, and correct position. Single or multiple systems can be installed simultaneously, fixed or mounted on linear axes or end-effectors. Monitoring can be made both in 2D and 3D mode. Automatic calibration can be scheduled for consistent repeatability. Programming of the vision algorithms is accessible to operators, who can perform it completely independently. In addition to performing checks, vision systems can also be used for piece recognition, orientation, and robot guidance systems to enable to load components that prove difficult to feed or store in boxes or chests.
At Camas, our expertise allows us to build and integrate vision systems into our assembly and testing lines.
Camas can integrate surface and quality control systems into its assembly and testing lines. These controls feature a vision system to measure, recognize, identify, select, read codes or characters, and guide a robot.
The process uses 2D or 3D scans.
In industrial automation, artificial vision systems are used to perform various types of checks: checking surface defects such as dents and stripping; checking for completeness in shape (broken tabs, build up of material, etc.); checking assembly (type, orientation, count, etc.); checking dimensions (length, area, volume, etc.).
The system can read data matrix or bar codes.
Camas builds and integrates surface and quality control systems into our assembly and testing lines.
Pressing technology consists in developing pressure high enough to compress a material until the final desired shape is obtained.
Strong compression on a piece can cause plastic deformation to create a change in its shape. Plastic deformation allows to insert components into cavities rather than by joining multiple components together. Pressing is done with various types of presses, which differ in their operating principles, mechanical construction, and the materials to work. Camas can integrate self-manufactured or purchased pressing systems into its assembly and testing lines. Direct or toggle joint systems are used. The systems can be pneumatic, hydraulic, and increasingly often electric. The press fit algorithms can be based on force displacement and force control, interception of contact point, and can be absolute or differential. The force vs. movement curves are saved and displayed graphically.
Camas can design and integrate pressing systems into its assembly and testing lines.
Shearing is a cold process, and is the most common in the manufacture of large series of metal and other components. This operation can cut preset flat sections into blanks or bands. It is done using a press with a mold consisting of two parts: a die fastened to the fixed section of the press and an integral stamp with the ram.
The stamp penetrates the material and passes through it, removing a piece of material in the shape of the stamp. There must be very precise clearance between the die and the stamp. If it is too high it will cause the edges to flex and create excessive burrs; if it is too low it would create a little increase in the shearing strength but would also accelerate noticeably the wear of the tool and the die. First the stamp descends to contact the sheet, which initially bends and inflects, beginning to penetrate into the die. When the material shear failure limit is reached a fracture occurs and the material separates. Camas can integrate shearing systems into its assembly and testing lines.
At Camas, our technical expertise allows us to integrate shearing systems into our assembly and testing lines.
Fully automatic machine for the assembly and testing of water tightness devices to be installed on rotary shafts. In this particular case, these seals are intended for the automotive industry. It is a single-product line and can only process parts featuring one size only.
The plant consists of two machines featuring a turntable with 16 sections with cam-operated pick&place units. The machines are linked to one another by a conveyor belt. Before being unloaded, the parts are to be tested 100% for the static and dynamic tightness by means of units made especially for this purpose. The tests are carried out on a satellite machine connected to the main line. This satellite machine comprises a belt with free pallets to test several parts at the same time.
Extra care was taken in ensuring the feed of the sintered components and the spring.
This machine represents the evolution of a partnership developed over the years between ourselves and our customer.