Test Application from TQC
Testing of Turbocharger Housings
The customer required a 100% production flow
test for the water cavity with a turbocharger centre housing to
ensure sufficient flow passes through.
The flow test uses an air flow
correlated to a minimum water flow value at a pressure drop of 0.1bar.
The test checks for total or partial blockage of the water cooling
This TQC system allows manual
loading of parts into an infeed buffer and then automatic flow testing
of the parts. At the test station the part is lifted clear of the
platen, the open ports are sealed and air is used as the test medium.
The air flow is measured and if sufficient flow is achieved, the
part is marked as a pass. All parts are automatically unloaded by
a 2-axis pick and place system, passed parts into one lane, failed
parts into another. The empty platens are recirculated ready for
(or Pallet) Transfer of Parts
- Flexlink conveyor & platen part transfer
- Flow test
station using a rotameter and digital display with minimum flow
alarm trip point
- Impact marking of
- Automatic unload
- 30 second cycle
time, 10 minute infeed buffer
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already looking at, or you are considering improvements to your
production in the near future, call us and we will be happy to offer
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