Gibbs Machinery Company Gear Machinery & Machine Tools
 
6.4 LITRE V-8 CONNECTING ROD PRODUCTION
MACHINING LINE
INSTALLED 1999-2000

The connecting rod production machining line is for mass production of 6.4 Litre V-8 connecting rods. Machining from either steel or powdered metal blanks to final inspection of finished parts, the transfer line is engineered to produce 684 parts per hour. The line includes hard and perishable tooling; spare parts, and complete machine documentation.

*Note: The system has been tooled for 7.3, 6.0, 6.4 angled and 6.4 straight rods*

More Info. Operation Station Description Equipment
18065 10 1 Auto Load 4 Parts
2 Rough Mill Non Datum Face
3 Rough Mill Datum Face
4 LH Mill Side Locator
5 RH Rough Bore & Chamfer Crank Bore &
      Pin Bore
Tri-Way Transfer
6 Finish Chamfer Pin Bore. Semi Finish & Chamfer
      Crank Bore
7 Gage Crank & Pin Bores
8 Broach "V" Notch Crank Bore Auto Unload
*Operation 10 Incorporates: Inline Gage System, Quick Change Tool Holders; Programmable Servo Control Motors, Distributive Controls, Allen Bradley, Indramat Servo Controls, Broken Belt Detection, Dry Floor Guarding Interlocked, 85% Uptime, Spindle IRD Monitoring, Ergonomic Work Height 36" VS 42", Harpoon Coolant Flume System*
18066 15 Auto Unload/Load ABB Robots
18067 20 1 Auto Load 4 Parts
2 Mill 8 Bolt Seats
3 Deburr 8 Bolt Seats
4 First Pass Drill & Chamfer 8 Bolt Seats
5 Second Pass Drill 8 Bolt Holes
6 C’Bore 8 Bolt Holes
7 Ream 8 Bolt Holes Tri-Way Transfer
8 Air Blow Off
9 Air Blow Off
10 Roll Form Tap 8 Bolt Holes
11 Probe With Blow Off Auto Unload
*Operation 20 Incorporates: Distributive Controls: Allen Bradley Controls/Indramat Servo Controls; Broken Belt Detection, Dry Floor Guarding Interlocked, 85% Uptime, Spindle IRD Monitoring, Ergonomic Work Height 36" VS 42", Harpoon Coolant Flume System, EMS Variable Frequency Drives, Allen Bradley Tool Monitoring, Xycom Gauge Equipment*
18068 25 Auto Unload/Load ABB Robots
18069 30 1 Loads & Shuffle 4 Parts
3 Fracture 2 Parts
5 Wire Brush 2 Parts
7 Insert & Pre Torque 4 Bolts Tri-Way Transfer
9 Torque 4 Bolts
11 Press In Wrist Pin Bushing 2 Parts
13 Roller Burnish Wrist Pin Bushings 2 Parts
15 Shuttle & Unload 4 Parts
*Operation 30 Incorporates: Quick Change Tooling Connections For Brush Stations, Adjustable Torque Settings For Wrenches*
18070 35 Auto Unload/Load ABB Robots
18071 40 1 Auto Unload 4 Parts
2 Rough Mill Tee Pee Non Datum Side
3 Rough Mill Tee Pee Datum Side
4 Finish Mill Grind Non Datum Face
5 Finish Mill Grind Datum Face
6 Finish Generate Tee Pee Pace & Chamfer
      Pin Bushing
Tri-Way Transfer
7 Finish Generate Tee Pee Pace & Chamfer
      Pin Bushing
8 Semi-Finish Generate Tee Pee Pace & Chamfer
      Pin Bushing
9 Finish Pin & Crank Bores
10 Gage Pin & Crank Bores & Part Thickness
11 Mill Lock Notches
*Operation 40 Incorporates: Inline Gage System, Quick Change Tool Holders, Programmable Servo Control Motors, 10HP 10,000 RPM Grind Motors, 20HP 3,600 RPM Milling Motors: Distributive Controls, Allen Bradley, Indramat Servo Controls; Broken Belt Detection, Dry Floor Guarding Interlocked, 85% Uptime, Spindle IRD Monitoring, Ergonomic Work Height 36" VS 42", Harpoon Coolant Flume System*
18072 45 Auto Unload/Load ABB Robots
18073 60 1 1st Pass Crank
2 2nd Pass Crank Bore
3 Finish Crank Bore Nagel Hone
4 1st Pass Pin Bore
5 Finish Pass Pin Bore
*Operation 60 Incorporates: Inline Gage System, Quick Change Tool Holders, Programmable Servo Control Motors: Distributive Controls, Allen Bradley, Indramat Servo Controls*
18074 70 Washer Cinetic
*Operation 70 Incorporates: Programmable Control: Allen Bradley, Indramat Servo Controls*
18075 75 Auto Unload/Load ABB Robots