Automated Testing Equipment
Automatic Testing Along the Production Line
Inline or Standalone Automated Testing Cells
SCI-Mech designs, builds and installs custom-built testing cells for clients seeking to integrate automated inline testing into their production lines.
Alternately, we can create standalone testing cells for use close to production if integration is not desired.
SCI-Mech’s team of skilled engineers, programmers, electricians and tool makers have the experience and ability to bring your concept from the top floor to the shop floor and into your plant while meeting demanding deadlines and budgets.
Automated Inline Testing Equipment
Large-Scale Assembly Lines
High-Volume Production Testing
Automated Inline Testing Equipment Video
SCI-Mech Technical Services designs, builds and installs Automated Testing Cells for in production line testing or as standalone units, to test product functions and specifications to client requirements.
This video shows automotive seat-cushion frames clamped to a conveyor pallet and transferred to an exercise station. Following the exercise, the seat cushion is transferred into a sound test enclosure (walls removed during build) where a test weight is added and the sound quality, vibration, motor current and travel distances are measured during operation and the data is collected.
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What We Can Do For You
We offer full mechanical design services utilizing SolidWorks, from standalone test fixtures to full assembly lines. Our mechanical design team leverages decades of experience to create effective, reliable solutions to the most challenging design requirements. Our full machine shop and in-house 3D printing allow us to rapidly develop prototype components to test and evaluate tooling designs.
We offer complete in-house electrical designs and control panel builds. Design and assembly are all done in-house, ensuring the highest quality standards. Electrical schematics are drawn using AutoCAD Electrical and are compliant with the Canadian or National Electrical Code in formats compliant with NFPA 79 – Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery. We are capable of delivering CE-compliant machinery.
We are experienced in a wide variety of industrial control languages, PLC programming, HMI development, and SCADA services. We integrate servo drives, vision systems, robots, and other specialized hardware and controllers using both PCs and PLCs (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Omron). We can pair the flexibility and processing capabilities of PCs running LabVIEW software with the reliability and familiarity of PLCs to provide integrated systems of unique capability. SCI-Mech is a National Instruments Alliance Partner with on-staff certified LabVIEW developers.
We are experienced in implementing an array of test methods using various data acquisition sensors and techniques. Our custom solutions include accelerometers for sound and vibration analysis, vision systems, load cells for force measurement, torque sensors, displacement transducers and more. We can combine test operation, data acquisition, and data analysis into complete integrated systems addressing your testing requirements. We developed test systems running as parts of assembly lines, standalone function testers and lab-test equipment for component durability.
With the ever-increasing demand for higher production numbers there exists opportunities for process improvements to save time and effort. SCI-Mech partners with their clients to improve or develop a required assembly process. We can analyze your individual processes and operate as a team with your engineers to apply the correct level of automation providing the best solution for your needs.
Machine Retrofit & Upgrade
We offer the automation expertise required to upgrade outdated machines to perform more efficiently. We also provide services for machine retrofits which include tooling re-design, modernization of equipment, controls programming, cycle time improvements, improving efficiency, and engineering optimization including process and material flow — addressing challenges while minimizing capital outlay