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Ideas for assembly table motor fixture

Ideas for assembly table motor fixture

Ideas for assembly table motor fixture

Hello everyone. I'm fresh mechanical design engineer so i would really appreciate it if you could help me with some ideas on my problem.

I'm designing an assembly station for mounting the top cover on the motor. I need to create a fixture where the motor will be positioned during screwing, Tho problem is that the motor comes in different sizes (from diameter 350 mm to 580 mm). Bellow is the picture of the motor and i highlighted the mounted parts.

My idea is to use some sort of Festo installation (cylinders) to move the fixtures so they can be modified for different motor sizes, but this option might be to expensive.

Does anybody have any different ideas? I would much appreciate it!

Thank you guys!

RE: Ideas for assembly table motor fixture

Are different sized motors being assembled during one run or are they done in batches of the same size? If they're done in batches of a single size, then there might not even be a need for any sort of automation. The different fixtures could be moved manually and set-up each time before the batch is run.

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RE: Ideas for assembly table motor fixture

Hand operated toggle clamps accommodating the different motor sizes would be an option.

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