Komax has developed the fully automatic block loader machines, the Omega 740 and Omega 750, for wire harness production with insertion of housings. The highly flexible system enables operator-independent production with double-sided block loading in the highest quality and different complexity without the need for interim storage of individual wires. It is the economical answer to ongoing miniaturization and increasingly smaller batches. The Omega series makes it possible to manufacture a range of different wire harnesses while simultaneously reducing production time significantly. The tried and tested EtherCAT platform improves overall system performance and significantly increases output.
Highly flexible block loading
The new Omegas feature a 40 percent larger pallet to accommodate many different housings. This makes it possible to mount more types of housings on a single pallet and manufacture different wire harness configurations simultaneously, thus significantly increasing flexibility. The pallets are loaded and unloaded as the machine is running, while another wire harness is produced on the second pallet with the newly developed, rapid hybrid gripper.
Shorter lead times – less storage requirement – optimized process
Decisive savings in time and logistics and a corresponding growth in productivity can be achieved thanks to the absence of manual steps, interim storage and transport. Cutting, crimping and loading of the terminals all take place on the same machine and the time-consuming storage of individual wires is eliminated. Stock levels of semi-finished products can also be reduced, resulting in faster responses to design changes and reducing the amount of material to be liquidated.
High flexibility and simple operation
The new fully automatic blockloaders with enlarged mounting pallets ensure even greater flexibility for specific manufacturing across a wide range of applications. They process wire harnesses in a single process step from A to Z and open up new possibilities for the required wire sets. Already created wire harnesses can be loaded again in seconds and re-produced. Thanks to individual configurations – the Omega 740 with five process modules and the Omega 750 with eight – changeovers and interruptions are reduced to a minimum.
Wide variety with up to 36 wire types
The different wire types for versatile wire harness production are available on the Omegas without the need for changeovers. The automatic wire changer provides up to 36 different wires from the entire cross-section range. Two automated inkjet printers mark the wires in black and one additional color within the same sequence.
New possibilities thanks to the optional OBMS
The optional OBMS optical measuring system makes the application even more flexible. It measures the individual block chambers precisely using a camera system and enables the automatic loading of components that could only be processed manually until now.
Guaranteed quality of the end products
The quality of the end product is continually guaranteed, independent of the machine operator. A high-precision force sensor monitors the entire insertion process and correct latching of the terminal parts in thehousing. The individual default values are synchronized. As a result, the insertion of small components, which can hardly be inserted by hand, is carried out in an absolutely reliable manner – supported by a precise and fast spindle drive. Thanks to the direct production of wire harnesses and the removal of interim storage, the danger of terminals being damaged through the storage process or from mistakes and incorrect loading is also eliminated.
The optional automatic conductor detector (ACD) reduces operator influence and ensures quality monitoring even for the finest wires. The ACD detects the slightest contact between the blades and conductor strands during stripping.
Continuous data flow and traceability
Production data can be sent directly to the machine via a network. The quality data from the production process is saved for each wire harness and traceability is guaranteed at all times.
Comprehensive advice for functional implementation
Komax brings the corresponding expert knowledge for the automation of wire harness production with Omega. Specialists evaluate the design of the wire harnesses and components with regard to automated processing. They present design proposals and assist companies in the optimal integration into their production process.
|Power||480 V / 3 / N / PE - 50 Hz / 60 Hz|
|Min. Cross-section||0.13 mm²|
|Max. strip length||25 mm|
|Shortest wire lengths||240 mm|