roller bearing assembly required four ball bearings
and one roller bearing to be installed in the
tool while maintaining a run speed of 120 SPM.
Because it is an automotive part, a series of
vacuum and fiber-optic sensors were used to assure
required the use of several air cylinders and
slides to install the nut into the part. Sensors
were added to insure proper timing of the slides
and to protect tooling from possible damage. The
part was then closed and latched in the tool,
eliminating the need for secondary operations.
Through the use
of cartridge and insert tooling, we are able to
create family tools capable of producing many different
parts, which share common features, from a single
tool. This saves our customers considerable tooling
dollars as parts can be continually added or modified
at a fraction of the cost of a new tool.
PM&T has the
ability to produce large tools up to ten feet in
length. The part shown here is an automotive glove
box door. This tool was designed to make the knuckles
an integrated part of the door which eliminated
the need for a second stamping and assembly process.
This ensured consistent quality and accuracy.