Automation

Manual TPMS Assembly

Manual Stocklist

  1. For TPMS Repair Advice click Here for Bartec USA
  2. TPMS Repair Bench
  3. TPMS Manual Rundown
  4. Wheel Conveyor
  5. Wheel Vision (Optional)
  6. Tire Vision (Optional)
  7. Standard Stemmer with TPMS Verification Reader
  8. Auto Orientation w/Manual Backup
  9. TPMS Orient Reader
  10. Soaper/Loader
  11. Dual Mounters
  12. Dual Matchers
  13. Dual Inflators
  14. Load Simulator
  15. TPMS End of Tireline Reader

Manual Description

  • Operators load wheels onto the TPMS Manual Rundown (2) or the Wheel Conveyor (3) depending on what
  • style is required by the plant broadcast system.
    • The TPMS Manual Rundown (2) can be installed as the first station in the Wheel Conveyor (3) or it can be installed in-line between the wheel conveyor and the Stemmer (6). If located after the Wheel Conveyor (3), then either the broadcast system or the operator must inform the system that TPMS wheels are to be processed.
    • In the TPMS Rundown (2) the operator loads the TPMS sensor and uses a DC Servo nutrunner to apply the correct installation torque to the unit.
  • The wheel is transported to the Stemmer (6). On the porch of the Stemmer (6) a TPMS reader is mounted to determine if a TPMS sensor is mounted and operational in the wheel. Broadcast information is required for the sensor to know if it is a TPMS wheel or not.
    • This sensor is a GO/NO Go gauge only.
  • If the wheel is a TPMS wheel, it bypasses the Stemmer (6) and enters the Auto Orient Station (7) where the TPMS sensor is rotated to the proper position to allow tire mounting without damage to the sensor.
    • A back-up section of conveyor is located after the Auto Orient Station (7) in the event the Orient machine is non-functional.
  • When the wheel is released from the TPMS Auto Orient Station (7), it enters the Tire and Wheel Assembly Machine. At the beginning of the Tire and Wheel Assembly Machine, a TPMS reader (8) is installed to determine if the TPMS sensor is functional and if it is in the proper orientation for mounting. If there is a problem, the wheel is removed prior to the Mounter for repair.
    • This TPMS reader is a GO/NO GO sensor only
    • Wheels that do not pass the GO/ NO GO process can be repaired at the TPMS Repair Bench (1). The location of this bench is independent of the Tireline and can be installed in the location best suited for an operator to do repairs.
  • The wheel is assembled to the tire, matched, inflated and load simulated before exiting the Tire and Wheel Assembly Machine.
  • After the wheel exits the Tire and Wheel Assembly Machine, it passes under the TPMS End of Tireline Reader (14). This reader has some options:
    • Option #1 - GO/NO GO signal to let the process know that the sensor was not damaged during assembly and inflation.
    • Option #2 100% Tire pressure can be monitored. This data can be used for SPC reasons or can be linked back to the inflator to make the inflation process more robust.
  • The tire and Wheel are transported to the Balance Area.

Note: this is one variation of many configurations. Dominion would be happy to assist in the development of specific configurations.