Process Controls-Electronic Boards
Product Family: Electric
Product Used: RSA16 Rod Style Screw Drive Actuator
Product Type: Standard
Stroke: 14 in
Speed: 0.25mm / sec
Load: 120 lbs
Motion Profile: Constant velocity
Electronic boards for solar panel industry .
Quality control identified improper soldering and insulation of components due to inconsistent dispensing of glue/solder paste material. The dispensing system relied on pneumatic cylinders to supply consistent force to apply the material. However, compressed air provided inconsistent force and unacceptable material dispensing; this in turn lead to improper soldering and poor insulation on components.
The Tolomatic RSA16 electric screw drive rod actuator was specified to replace the pneumatic cylinder pushed the piston dispensing the glue/solder paste from the cartridge. The updated system with the RSA16 provided consistent force and instantaneous feedback to insure the proper rate of material dispensing. The result was a 99% reduction in failure of the electronic components manufactured using this process.
- Total solution provides consistent glue/solder paste material output
- Virtually eliminated failure of solder joints
- Eliminated insulation problems