Automation

Manual TPM Orient Station

The Manual Orient Station has been designed to provide an operator interactive station for orienting the TPM stem prior to the tire and wheel being mounted. This operation is required to ensure the mounting foot and/or tire bead does not damage the TPM stem during the mount process.

  • The wheel (with the TPM already mounted in the In-Line Assembly Station) is transferred to the Manual Orient Station.
  • Operator rotates the wheel so that the TPM stem is in the proper location for mounting (light screen is provided to protect the operator between processes).
  • Operator presses palm button to signal cycle complete.
  • Wheel is automatically transferred out of the station.