Fully Automatic Assembling Equipment for Steering Valves

The equipment recognizes fully automatically the position of steering valves in containers and fits these with controlled force on rack and pinion steering gears. In addition, grease is applied to the rack and the support bearing is supplied by the equipment. For handling the components, an industrial robot is used which is fitted with an imaging system and a force-moment sensor.

The whole equipment is completely integrated into an existing assembly line and operates on a three-shift basis.

The result is a constantly high quality at a cycle rate of 23 seconds and reduction of the reject rate to a minimum.