Gauging

 

In Prosess Measuring

Belden can provide you with gauging capabilities directly within your manufacturing process saving time, costs and potential for damage associated with re-handling parts. In-Process gauging ensures 100% inspection and eliminates the human element in quality control giving you and your customer peace of mind.
The turnkey dial system shown performs the following functions:

  • Load Part with gantry automation
  • Register part to fixed surface
  • Machine 2 Spotface features
  • De-burr Spotface Features
  • Measure Spotface Depths
  • Transfer part to opposite side of dial
  • Press bushing into part
  • Ream Bushing I.D.
  • Blow-Off Part
  • Measure Bushing I.D. and Pressed Depth
  • Unload Part onto good or bad conveyor

Measuring Spotface Depths

In order to measure the depth of the two Spotfaces created in the machine, Belden designed a gauge head assembly to isolate the measuring probes from the part. This set-up protects the measuring probes while providing hardened contact points for longevity and reliability.
The machine controller extends the gauge head and polls each probe during automatic operation. The gauge column then sends a pass or fail signal to the machine controller. Parts marked bad will be placed on the reject conveyor at the end of the cycle.
The machine control can be set to interrupt the cycle on any inspection failure, after consecutive failures or simply display a message for operator information. The machine can also log failure events with date and time stamp to a data collection computer or serial printer.

Measuring Bushing

To measure both the bushing I.D. and the depth to which the bushing was pressed, Belden customized a two point contact I.D. plug with a special shoulder to accomplish both measurements in one gauge head.
The machine controller extends the gauge head and polls each probe during automatic operation. The gauge column then sends a pass or fail signal to the machine controller. Parts marked bad will be placed on the reject conveyor at the end of the cycle.
The machine control can be set to interrupt the cycle on any inspection failure, after consecutive failures or simply display a message for operator information. The machine can also log failure events with date and time stamp to a data collection computer or serial printer.
Signals for pre-scrap high and low are available to allow for tool adjustments before parts go out of spec.

Stand Alone Gauging

Belden's Stand Alone gauging systems allow the flexibility to manually inspect parts from several locations or to fit into existing manufacturing cells with minimal effort. Systems can also be tooled for multiple parts in a family for quick change-over between part numbers
The stand alone manual load/unload system shown performs the following functions:

  • Measure Height of Hub in Assembly
  • Measure Height of Plate Stack in Assembly
  • Transmit Date, Time, and actual measured values to networked SPC computer
  • Mark Part with Date Code, Time and actual Measured Values
  • Indicate sizes with Good/Bad color indication on Custom Operator Panel

The gauge stores calibration, size, and tolerance informaiton for 16 different setups allowing for quick changeover between parts. This allows the customer incredible flexibility to match their changing production needs.

Calibration and changeover instructions are displayed directly on the custom operator interface to insure proper setups every time. These instructions allow even occasional operators to changeover the machine and eliminates the need for high level setup operators.

Using a Custom Operator Interface, we are able to provide the machine operators with the exact information they require. This also allow us to customize screens for different parts when run on the same gauging system.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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