Multi-Tool Assembly Controller
Multi-Tool Assembly Controller capable of communicating with up to sixteen Panasonic wireless factory tools simultaneously.
- Operator visual and audio feedback
- Error proofing with Panasonic wireless tools
- Secure Zigbee wireless communication
- Multi communication platforms available for data collection
- Works with up to 16 tools
Simple Tool Connection with Auto Learn
Connecting a wireless tool to the Qualifier is extremely simple with the auto learn feature. By pressing the "LEARN" button, the qualifier scans the area for a new tool. Once a new tool is found, the qualifier automatically creates a secure link between the tool and qualifier. The qualifier also automatically creates a basic setup program allowing for immediate use of the tool.
Error Proofing | Poka-Yoke
Reduce the number of defects by incorporating the assembly qualifier (AQ) and enjoy that next level of security through advanced error proofing. AQ's error proofing capabilities include:
- OK/NOK results
- Visual and audio feedback
- Tool sequencing
- Rehit prevention
- Batch count
- Remote I/O (PLC)
- Data collection
Assure Product Quality with Proof
Part traceability plays an important role in assuring ones customers with documentation about the assembly process. Panasonic's AQ provides multiple options for data collection (see below). The torque data sent over by the tool to the controller can be married with the serial number, captured by a PLC or Bar Code Scanner, and either stored for future retrieval or sent out to a server. The qualifier also stores up to 10,000 rundowns which can be downloaded to a USB Memory Stick.
Assembly Qualifier Programming Software
Assembly Manager is the user-friendly software used for programming Multi Tool Assembly Qualifiers using direct or remote connections. The software opens to the live status page showing the current AQ display and quick links for basic programming of Panasonic wireless tools. Quickly create, backup or restore controller settings within seconds of connecting to an AQ controller.
Secure Tool Communication
The AQ uses Xbee, a form of Zigbee, to communicate wirelessly with Panasonic assembly tools providing an interference free network. Due to the frequency that Xbee uses no other wireless devices are affected by our signal.
Operator Visual Indicator
Reduce the overall assembly process time with an operator visual for OK / NOK and batch complete status. The highly visible display can be seen over 20' away. The adjustable audible tone registers up to 85 db to notify the operator of a pass or failed fastener. This visual and audio feedback helps the operator know whether to move on to the next fastener or stop and rework the product.
Benefit from the batch count feature when fastening multiple screws. Simply connect the controller directly to a line stop or a PLC to prevent defects from moving down the assembly line.