IBG developed and produced an assembly system for automated production of oxygen generators for the aviation industry.
This system is composed of two robot cabins which work independently of each other. In the first cabin, the oxygen generators are preassembled in five independent assembly processes which have countless variants (ignition assembly, firing pin assembly, floor assembly, interim assembly cover and end assembly cover). The objective is to create 500 complete systems in 1.5 layers apiece. The industry robot then takes over the complete transportation of the workpiece within the cabin. The components and semi-finished products are prepared over conveyor belts and trays; it is designed for a 500 units buffer time.
In the second cabin, the oxygen generators (14 variants) are intially labelled using laser technology. As part of this the seam must be automatically recognised on the circumference of the generators, so that the inscription does not go beyond the seam. Finally, the labelling dusts are removed, along with the assembly of an O-ring, and the application and securing of various outlet variants. Following a weight check, the finished component will be stored in transportation vehicles of the client. In this cabin, too, material transportation shall be performed with the help of an industry robot.