Cutting and pre-forming the components is necessary because manufacturers usually deliver the sensors in cardboard strips or rolls. These operations consist in preparing the sensors before their assembly on electronic circuits by soldering. In order to facilitate their integration into components, the cutting and pre-forming of pins is necessary. To do this, the use of a machine specially designed to give the pins the desired shape is essential. This shape depends on the application and the purpose of the sensor.
Various Applications of Sensors
In the automotive sector, hall effect sensors are used as position and speed detectors and to determine the direction of rotation of a component. They are also widely used in the precision mechanics, robotics, pharma, aeronautics and biotechnology industries due to the development of automation.
As they are delivered in strip form, the pre-forming and cutting must be done on an assembly line with a special automated machine. This machine allows good quality forming and cutting. This step is necessary before welding the sensors to components. Depending on their application, they can take various forms.
Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are using position and speed sensors as autonomous driving develops. In order for a Level 5 vehicle to move and find its way in the environment, it is necessary to integrate several hundred sensors.
Automated Cutting and Preforming Machine for Strip Components Manufacturer
The company MGA Technologies has created a special machine for cutting and pre-forming strip components. This machine helps companies that want to improve their production processes.
Calibrated cutting and pre-forming components in blisters or cardboard strips can be done with this machine. It allows modular bending (up to 3 positions for bending from 0° to 90°) of components with three to five spindles. The bending accuracy is less than 2° and the cutting accuracy is +-0.1 mm. 900 sensors can be prepared in one hour.
The machine is very compact and can be easily integrated into a semi-automatic or fully robotized assembly line. To save considerable time, companies can interconnect it with several existing machines.
The modular, interchangeable and scalable tools available on the machine facilitate its use with several configuration possibilities: as a shuttle, as a simple conveyor belt or as seals. It can also be integrated in different international sites thanks to its multilingual interface.