Air Conditioner Coil Handling Condenser & Evaporator Lifting for Assembly
Several devices were provided to handle the coils throughout the assorted manufacturing phases. These include semi-automated units designed to raise, rotate and deliver the coils to the braze line utilizing the upper cap, keying off of the variances in upper caps in order to identify the specific coil being handled and automatically adjusting machine settings for the individual sizes. The system receives coils in an upright configuration, manipulates the coil to the required orientation, drops the coil into the transportation pit and presents it to the braze line robotic arm ready for end cap installation. Down stream, handling systems which utilize mechanical grippers pick, raise and rotate the coils as required through the forming and final assembly process. These systems utilize pneumatic powered manipulators suspended from workstation-style overhead suspension systems.