ZF Lemforder Corporation

Project:
Cross-Axis Joint Assembly Cell

Precision-link linear indexing-based assembly line to produce automotive ball-connector suspension component.  This system includes thirty-two (32) assembly and test stations to assemble the ball-cage assembly, two (2) protective boots, and four (4) closing rings.

  • Servo press and roll system for permanent rollover assembly of the ball-joint.
  • Bowlfeeders and step feeders for feeding and singulating nine (9) assembly components.
  • Thirty-two assembly and inspection stations.
  • Four (4) vision inspection systems to verify correct assembly.
  • Gantry-mounted touchscreen human-machine interface.