Mecelec Design has designed and built a machine that automatically feeds and inserts 6 sealing balls of two different sizes into a double over-head camshaft carrier on an automo-tive engine.
Ball are fed automatically from two bulk hoppers to escapement mechanisms that feed them individually to the 6 insert positions.
During the insert operations the pressing force and insert distance are accurately monitored.
A pressure decay leak test is then carried out at each insert position to ensure an oil-tight joint.
A unique pass stamp is applied to the part following successful assembly and testing.
A purpose designed hydraulic power pack that supplies the insert cylinders is housed in the base frame of the machine and is designed to be easily removed for maintenance purposes.