Screw Depth and Position Control via Long-Range Laser Distance Sensors in Positioning Systems
Positioning systems are used to monitor the assembly process when screwing components onto engine blocks. These specify both the position and the screw depth in the X, Y and Z directions for the worker. This ensures that the screwing sequence is checked and prevents incorrect installation. Long-range laser distance sensors with PROFINET measure the distances of the three mobile axes and transmit the data to the handling system. Power is supplied via Industrial Ethernet thanks to the midspan adapter. Only when all positions are correct is the tool released for assembly.