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SPIROL® Model CL Compression Limiter Installation Machine

Touchscreen Interface

SPIROL® Post-mold Compression Limiters

Compression Limiter Installation Technology

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SPIROL offers robust, vertical installation machines specifically designed to post-mold install Compression Limiters into a variety of plastic assemblies. These machines can install a single Compression Limiter or multiple Limiters simultaneously into various Polymers, Thermoplastics and Thermosets.

The incorporation of a touchscreen operator interface instead of buttons and switches makes our machines easy to use and customizable. Language conversion is easily executed to support international use.

SPIROL’s Compression Limiter Installation Machines are versatile solutions that are designed to be retooled to accommodate changing part configurations.  The Model CL can be used as a stand-alone module, or can be integrated into a larger, fully automated cell.

The design incorporates standardized machine components to reduce factory lead time, improve component reliability, and lower component costs when compared to equipment of similar quality.

SPIROL specializes in application-specific fixtures to ensure that all assembly components are held accurately in place throughout the installation process. 

Watch the Model CL in action on YouTube: SPIROL Model CL Video

The machine is available in two models:

• CL1000 (1,000 lbs. maximum installation force)
• CL2000 (2.000 lbs. maximum installation force)

View more details about the versatile Model CL Compression Limiter Installation Machine.

The design features/benefits include: 

• Fine tip adjustment for depth
• Precision ground work table

• Single or multiple part installation
• Available with multiple installation tips in nearly any configuration at various elevations
• Installs different size Compression Limiters

Easy to Use:
• 7” Touchscreen interface
• LED work surface illumination
• Safety interlocked doors in the full perimeter guard allow quick, easy access to the machine work area
• Ergonomic part loading
• Programming interface with two 120 VAC outlets
• USB and Ethernet ports
• Easy access quick disconnects of all fixture sensors and pneumatic devices 

• Full perimeter safety interlocked guarding with light curtain
• Hands clear installation
• CE certified / Safety Controls meet safety category 4 per EN 954-1 / Performance Level PLe per ISO 13849-1

Installation Verification:
• Full stroke sensor confirms cylinder reached preset installation elevation
• Sensors verify part installation at all locations 

To operate the machine, load the component(s) and the Compression Limiter(s) over the fixture locating post(s). Automatically lock the fixture into place by moving it into the work zone. Upon removal of the operator’s hands, the light curtain is clear and the machine can be activated.  All Compression Limiters are installed simultaneously.

The Model CL is equipped with installation verification to ensure that the machine has completed a full installation cycle and a Compression Limiter was installed at each location.  In the event of a fault, the touchscreen will flash an error message.  The fixture slide locks in place until the operator acknowledges the message and places the machine back into operation mode.

Optional enhancement features include:

• Andon stack light for visual indication of machine status
• Audible alarm for fault notification
• Compression Limiter presence confirmation prior to machine cycle start
• Tool kits to accommodate various assembly designs with Automatic fixture recognition to ensure the proper machine program is enabled with each fixture change
• Powered Fixture Slide
• Data acquisition
• Park Marking upon successful completion of machine cycle
• Password reset after any machine fault