Getting your Test Systems Robotics Ready

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  • Understanding the test-related functions that can be better managed by later generation test instruments is relevant to any design of test and assembly processes.
  • The goal, of course, of incorporating robotics into any test-centric assembly is to achieve a faster test cycle time and increased assembly line throughput. As an example of what can be achieved, rear housings are leak tested to a 3.0 sccm accept limit at 24 kPa (3.5 psig) to 28 kPa (4.0 psig) requiring only 25 seconds from start to cycle completion.
  • Here the robot loads and unloads all parts being tested and all test inputs and outputs are communicated with the robot interface. The four different part configurations, i.e. different casting models, are identified by sensors that then determine the clamping type, sealing methods and leak test specifications.
  • InterTech’s patented PowerClamp® technology individually clamps each bolt point to simulate mounting conditions.
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