EBS Automation Ltd offers a successful service of design and manufacturing tooling to suit specific customer requirements.
We manufacture Tooling to suit individual specific requirements from supplied designs or from a stated end goal requirement.
• Component assembly tooling.
• Form tooling.
• Press tooling.
• Mould tooling.
• Tooling plates.
To complement special purpose machinery and automated systems EBS Automation Ltd provides Jigs & Fixtures for many market sectors such as Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Automotive and Industrial.
Due to the nature of the requirement some projects start from a blank page, however we also often work to existing established designs.
We consider jigs, fixtures and small tooling to be essential to your operational efficiency and give them the same regard as a large machine or automated system.
Therefore our sales and application engineering staff will determine your initial user requirement specification (URS) before progressing to the functional design specification (FDS), after the required number of consultative meetings with our engineering staff. Culminating in agreement with you our customer, depending on the application the FDS may be a short one page document or many pages.
The FDS is the foundation on which the design of the project progresses, having gone through design reviews the design package passes to our mechanical and electrical manufacturing teams to produce the jigs & fixtures to the agreed design and specification.
Once complete the machinery and equipment undergoes an internal factory acceptance test (FAT) before being released to you.
EBS Automation Ltd offers a successful service of Refurbishment and Re-manufacture of old production machinery and automated systems.
This service can save you the customer from ten’s of thousands to hundred’s of thousands of pounds by taking machinery or automated systems that have come to the end of their useful production life and Re-Manufacturing them to perform the same function that they were originally designed for or Re-Manufacturing them to perform an alternative function for perhaps a new product type or variant.
We have taken 20 year old machines and Re-Manufactured them into “As New” machines with the potential life of another 20 years.
This process entails an engineering feasibility evaluation before establishing the route forward which may take any of the following options:
• Total strip down and re-manufacture.
• Partial strip down and re-manufacture.
• Re-Tool existing machine for new product type or variant.
• Re-engineer failed new or existing machinery.
The machines or automated systems that follow this process are brought into line with current standards, are fully CE compliant and carry a warranty.
Design principles Common to jigs and fixtures:
There are some principles which are useful to design jigs and fixtures.
1: Rigidity:Jigs and fixtures should be sufficiently stiff to secure the preset accuracy of machining.
2: Fool proofing:It can be defined as “ the incorporation of design feature in the jig or fixture that will make it possible to lead the work into jig and fixture, in an improper position , but will not interfere with loading and unloading the work piece.” There are many fool proofing devices , such as fooling pegs, blocks or pins which clears correctly position parts but prevent incorrectly loaded parts from entering the jig and fixture body.3: Clearance:Clearance is provided in the jig or fixture body(A) to allow for any variation in component sizes specially casting and forging.(B) To allow for hand movements so that the work piece can easily placed in the jig or fixture and removal after machining .4: Burr Grooves:A burr raised on the work piece at the start of the cut is termed a minor burr and at the end of a cut is called a major burr. Jigs should be designed so that the removal of the work piece is not obstructed by these burr for this suitable clearance grooves or slots should be provided. 5: Ejectors:The use of ejection devices to force the work piece out from the jig or fixture is important in two positions.(A) the work piece is heavy(B) machining pressure forces the work piece to the slides or based on the jig or fixture and the pressure and oil or coolant fill will cause the work to strick and difficult to remove on small jigs and fixtures , a pin located under the work will remove the part radially. 6: Inserts:To avoid any damage to fragile and soft work piece and also to the finished surfaces of the work piece while clamping. Inserts of some soft material such as copper, lead , fiber , leather , hard rubber and plastic should be fitted to the faces of the clamps.7: Design for Safety:Jigs and fixtures must be safe and convenient in use, following are the someFactors for the safety of worker working on jigs and fixtures.(A): Sharp corner on the body of jig and fixture should be avoided.(B): Sighting surfaces should be cleared.(C): Bolt and nut should be inside the body of jig or fixture and not protrude on the surface.8: Sighting Surface:Machining on the work piece must be clearly visible to the worker. He should not be required to bend is neck for seeing the work piece or work surfaces.9: Simplicity in design:Design of the jig and fixture should be a simple one. A completed design require a large maintenance. They should be easily to set , cheap in manufacture.10: Economical:Jig and fixtures should be simple in construction, give high accuracy , be sufficiently rigid and lightly weight. To satisfy these conditions an economical balance has to be made.