Garage Door Spring Production from Start to Finish
Our customer had a need to produce 2″ residential garage door springs with a highly specific set of characteristics. Automated Industrial Motion solved the problem by integrating an AIM 3000 coiler with powered wire payoffs, a part support rack, and an automated load to a large in-line oven for stress relief.
The oven used in this configuration is sized specifically to customer specifications. We utilize an in-line oven because they have been proven more efficient in stress relieving springs than batch ovens.
Following stress relief, these garage door springs enter an Egyptian coating paint tank with a drying conveyor. After painting, springs are transferred through an inkjet printing head for identification with wire size, diameter, length and any other information that may be required.
Additional automatic post-processing operations include spring coning and spring looping. AIM’s coning station automatically assembles die-cast cones into each spring end. Cones inserted at the same time make the operation quick and efficient, easily keeping up with the high-speed spring coiler. AIM’s looping station is ideal for looping the ends of commercial garage door springs. In this station, spring ends are located and looped to exact print specification. A series of sensors and controls are featured on each station to assure conformance with all quality requirements.
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