Automated Calibration Machine

This automated machine was designed and manufactured to replace a labour intensive operation to test and calibrate torque limiting screwdrivers. The machine includes conveyors to transport the product to and from the machine, automatic loading via a pick and place unit, automatic adjustment of torque setting via a servo drive, torque measurement, serial number and data recording and laser engraving. Several variants of the screwdrivers are accommodated via simple tool changes. The machine is fully controlled via a PC utilising National Instruments hardware and LabVIEW software.