Poka Yoke Press Tooling
Poka yoke press tooling
This machine is a very similar concept but is designed to function as a press tool used for glueing 3 parts together.
The doors are opened. The first part is placed on the nest. Inductive sensors in the nests tell the user if any inserts are missing. If all is correct the next 2 parts can be glued in place. The user then closes the doors, and the machine locks the doors automatically. Once the doors are locked shut the machine then presses the 3 parts together with a pneumatic cylinder, and holds them under a curtain pressure until the glue has cured. A final QC check is done via camera system to insure that the identification sticker has been placed correctly. The user retains access to the sticker throughout the whole process due to a cut out in the doors.