Eight Robotic Cells Assemble Engine Part

January 2009
Assembly;Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p8
This article describes how engineers at Device Tech Inc. overcame challenges in designing a system to assemble an engine component called a cam phaser. As stated, a cam phaser is an adjustable timing gear that uses oil pressure and a pring-loaded toothed wheel to retard and advance cam timing based on engine load and speed. Bruce Flesher, president of Device Tech, describes it as a power-and-free assembly system with 8 cells. Flesher said that they used laser welding, crimping and snap fits in assembling the product.


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