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September 3, 2020
We would like to share with you this Application Improvement Example.
   Application Example   

Press-Fitting Machine for Automobile Parts

Equipment Overview

  1. Equipment for producing automobile parts using a press-fitting machine.
  2. In order to prevent hands from being pinched during the press-fitting work, a light curtain is installed as a safety device in front of the press-fitting machine so that the process is stopped in case of danger.

   Before Improvement

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  Previous equipment  

➤ A worker sets the workpiece on the press-fitting machine.

➤ When an operation button is pressed, the light curtain is activated to secure the safety and press-fitting work begins.

➤ After press-fitting is finished, the light curtain is turned off and the worker takes out the workpiece.

 

  Problems  

➤ The process did not stop immediately while in operation even when the worker's hand crossed the light curtain.

➤ The reaction time from crossing the light curtain until the machine stops was 0.3 seconds, leaving the chance of an injury.

   After Improvement

2019 06 e after improvement
 

  Improved Equipment  

The air cylinder has been replaced by an ELECYLINDER.
 

  Improvements  

The reaction time from crossing the light curtain until the
machine stops has become much faster; only 0.1 seconds

Even if the worker stretches his hand by mistake, the machine stops before the hand reaches it, totally eliminating the danger of an injury.

 

  Effects  

The reaction time from crossing the light curtain until the machine stops has been shortened.

The machine stops without fail before the hand reaches the machine, solving the safety issue.
 

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