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Design and Analysis of SPM for Wheel Hub Spot Welding

Author(s):

Umesh Subhash Patharkar , DEOGIRI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND MAJAGMENT STUDIES, AURANGABAD; J. J. Salunke , DEOGIRI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND MAJAGMENT STUDIES, AURANGABAD

Keywords:

Cycle Time, Automated welding, Picking and placing System, SPM

Abstract

Nowadays industry is facing a problem of skill operators for spot welding because spot welding is limited to one or more spots, with the work pieces usually overlapped. It is produced by the generation of heat and pressure, without filler metal, in a localized area in comparison to other welding processes. This research presents work on the design, analysis and implementation of low cost automation of spot weld special purpose machine (SPM) for hub of 3wheel vehicle. The hub welding of Studs (8 no’s) at 45º is difficult to achieve by unskilled operator with speed and accuracy. The designed SPM reduces operating cost and becomes important for productivity, quality and safety. During manual operation cycle time required for Hub welding of studs is 45 sec. This low cost automation project has been successful in reduction of cycle time by 33.33%. It is an SPM with pick and place system operated by loading and unloading the Hub which not only improves the productivity, quality and efficiency but also helps to achieve repeatability with greater accuracy.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I31409
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2016
Page(s): 1619-1623

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