Single Tool Assembly Qualifier
Single tool controller for communication with Panasonic’s wireless assembly tools.
- Error Proof with Panasonic Wireless Tools
- Operator Visual and Audio Feedback
- Secure Zigbee Wireless Communication
- Connection to PLC for Data Collection
Simple Tool Connection (select models)
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 (select models)
Reduce the amount of defects by incorporating the Assembly Qualifier (AQ). The AQ provides that next level of security through error proofing. Simply connect the controller to a PLC for capturing OK/NOK torque events to be sure all fasteners are installed correctly to prevent defects from moving down the assembly line.
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
The Assembly Manager (EYFR03) is the user-friendly software for programing the 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 programing of Panasonics Wireless Assembly Tools. Easily and quickly create, backup or restore controller setting 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.
Safety and Product Damage Prevention
Manufacturers are finding that operators are injuring themselves by tripping over air hoses and electric tool cables. Switching to Panasonic cordless assembly tools eliminates the safety hazards of air hoses and electric tool cables. An advantage of using cordless power tools is that they allow you to eliminate air hose and tool cable damage since they can be very abrasive when moved across a finished surface. Panasonic Cordless Tools reduce rework cost and lost production time.
Operator Visual Indicator (select models)
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.