Vacuum Residual Loc Tite Powder
A company that assembles parts with powdered Loc Tite ® is having problems with residual powder on the assembly surfaces that causes problems in a later painting operation. EXAIR suggested they use a Model 6192 Vac-u-Gun with a brush attachment to vacuum the dust away. This solved their problem. To expand further on a good idea, they then wanted to automate the operation so they contacted me for more ideas. They had a pick and place robotic arm that inserted the Loc Tited® bolts into their respective holes. So it was a simple matter of replacing the Vac-u-Gun with a Model 6082 1-1/4" (32mm) Line Vac and a section of hose with the brush attachment connected to the end of the hose. This assembly was then attached to the side of the robotic arm and programmed to move over the installed bolt, turn on the compressed air, and vacuum the residual powder all in one operation.