Machining Lines

Component handling on the engine power train line typically includes effortless lifting, handling and precision positioning on the machining centre or a part of the automobile. The components pose several challenges in handling and safety due to relatively higher weight of forged or cast components, complex profiles of components and sub-assemblies.

Fine Handling has developed highly advanced, specialized gripping solutions that create great ease and ensure safe handling of components on machining line. Several variants of grippers, to cater to specific process needs such as orientation changes, quick clamping, de-clamping of components etc., are engineered by Fine Handling. The examples of Fine Handling's work shown here will give you a brief insight into core technology, its adaptations for various applications as per the specific needs of the customer's process and value added. To discuss the specific handling needs of your process with a Specialist at Fine Handling write to:



Solutions

  • Cylinder BLOCK
  • Cylinder HEAD
  • CRANK CASE
  • CRANK SHAFT
  • ENGINE FRONT COVER
  • CLUTCH HOUSING
  • CV MANIFOLD

Cylinder Block

Fine Handling has solved multiple challenges in handling of Cylinder blocks of a variety of sizes, shapes and weight. The solutions include specially designed and engineered equipment to ply 2/4 block cylinders, alongside specific handling needs of the process. All of Fine Handling's gripping solutions are customized and specifically designed meet your cylinder block designs.

Fine Handling has scored several firsts in developing customized solutions for handling of Cylinder block such as Cast iron Cylinder Block, Aluminium Cylinder Blocks for Trucks, Cars, SUV etc.

  • Lifting of a cylinder block from conveyor no bottom access, clamping between features of the casting and top surface using pneumatic swing clamps.
  • Loading of aluminium cylinder block at two different orientations for two different fixtures on same machine.
  • Clamping pneumatically into bores of cylinder block and 90 degree pneumatic pitching to load into the fixtures.

Installation

  • Clyinderical Block

  • Cylinder Block

Videos

  • Cylinder Block

Cylinder Head

Cylinder Head needs to mounted on Cylinder Block, Fine handling has faced and solved many challenges in handling of Cylinder head which are of different size and shape and placing these head on different fixtures. All the grippers are specially developed by Fine Handling as per your Cylinder heads design and site conditions.

  • Lifting of a cylinder head from conveyor no bottom access, clamping between features of the casting and top surface using pneumatic swing clamps.
  • Clamping pneumatically into bores of cylinder block and 90 degree pneumatic pitching to load into the fixtures.

Installation

  • Clyinderical Head

  • Cylinder Head

  • Cylinder Head

Videos

  • Cylinder Head

Crank Case

Fine handling has provided many customized pick and place solutions for transfer of crank case in your machine shop. Some of the solutions are especially recognized for their innovative approach to the handling problem and highly efficient design to perform the handling/transfer tasks, safely. Here is a glimpse of some of the gripping systems, conceptualized, designed and engineered by Fine Handling for efficient, expedited and ergonomic handling of crank case,s as per the specific needs of your process:

  • Simple tackle type solution – where crankcase is lifted by simple tackle with help of fabricated clamp which can screw fitting on the crankcase.
  • Polyurethane type – Specialized solution from fine handling, based on the concept of polyurethane balloon which enters bore and expands to hold the component safe and secured manner.

Installation

  • Crank Case

  • Crank Case

  • Crank Case

  • Crank Case

  • Crank Case

  • Crank Case

Videos

  • Crank Case

Crank Shaft

Mounting the crankshaft on the precision inspection machine is one tricky task. The complexity of handling crankshaft steps-up significantly, as it is mounted on the centers of the inspection machine posing the risk of damage for both, the center and the crankshaft. Achieving very high level of accuracy in mounting the machine is very critical to the process of handling crankshaft. Fine Handling has developed highly advanced gripping solutions to meet all the precision typically demanded in the mounting process. Here is a glimpse of some of the gripping systems, conceptualized, designed and engineered by Fine Handling for efficient, expedited and ergonomic handling of crankshafts, as per the specific needs of the customer's process:

  • Our Jaw type gripper clamps on journal bearing
  • Tilts the component by 90 degrees to place it vertically maintaining all the required accuracy.

Installation

  • Crank Shaft

  • Crank Shaft

Engine Front Cover

Safe and easy handling of engine front covers is an important task on the machining line. The engine front cover has close tolerances and special care has to be taken while designing the grippers in order to keep the surface finish, tolerances as-is while handling the covers. Fine Handling's solutions, designed to meet all the specifications of engine front covers in your process, have proved of great help in improving productivity, achieving cycle time while reducing the effort required in handling and accurate placement of engine front covers.

Fine handling has developed specialized gripping solutions to perform the following tasks:

  • Lifting of engine front cover and changing the orientation by 90° to place it on the engine.
  • Polyurethane JAWS to ensure safety of the surfaces of the component.

Installation

  • Engine Front Cover

  • Engine Front Cover

Videos

  • Engine Front Cover

Clutch Housing

Clutch Housing is part of engine Assembly line of tractor, typically clutch housing is presented in horizontal lines, which is tilted and needs to be placed vertically on to the engine.

  • Gripper with orientation capacity to tilt the component by 90° to perfectly place component on the engine

Installation

  • Clutch Housing

  • Clutch Housing

  • Clutch Housing

  • Clutch Housing

  • Clutch Housing

CV Manifold

Manifold is one an important component for the Vehicle's performance. The manifolds in the engine/power train line are typically stacked horizontally and are required to place vertically on to the machine. Handling solution for the manifold has to be carefully designed to precisely fit the relatively complex profile while easing the actual operation. Fine Handling has designed gripping solutions for CV Manifold that can be mounted on Manipulator or an air balancer, as per the process requirements.

Installation

  • CV Manifold

  • CV Manifold

  • CV Manifold

  • CV Manifold

Videos

  • CV Manifold