Snap-Ring Installer Cuts Processing Times

June 2009
Assembly;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p27
The article focuses on the adoption of an automated O-ring and snap-ring installation device from Automated Industrial Systems by General Electric Aviation plant engineer David Hyde in Durham, North Carolina to improve the quality and speed up the insertion of rings in jet engines. It says that the pilot in the barrel fits into the bore for accuracy. The article notes that its small air cylinder pushes the retraining ring through the barrel. It adds that the device reduce the installation time to 10 minutes from one hour.


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