Diesel Exhaust System Manipulator
A combination of pneumatic gripper tooling integrated with servo-drive articulating arm lifters meet the requirements of handling and manipulating the exhaust assemblies throughout the manufacturing process. For horizontal transfers through the weld cell fixtures, the in-line slide handle controller gives the operator the precise control needed for moving the parts in/out of the weld fixtures. For the critical alignment requirements during the insertion phase, “float mode” is engaged allowing the operators to levitate the parts into the gauge standards. For transfer into the dunnage, remote pendant controllers are used allowing the operators to control the tooling and lifters from an extended handle. Float mode is also utilized in this process for alignment/placement into the dunnage racks.