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This particular work cell bonded camera brackets and mirror buttons to automotive windshields.  There were three different camera brackets for two different model windshields.  A total of 6 different windshields can be produced from this line.  This line also ran one version of rear windows that needed 2 brackets bonded to it.  Bringing the cell total to 7 different models of windows that can be ran through this cell.  There is also flexibility in this work cell to allow for future expansion.  We used 3 different cameras on this cell to detect primer, urethane, and hot melt.  

Hil-Man Automation was requested to design, build, and integrate an encapsulation work cell for the Honda CRV Rear Quarter Window. Along with this work cell there were many pieces of secondary equipment to complete the process as well. This particular work cell encapsulated 2 pairs of windows at a time.

In many processes in the automotive glass industry the glass needs to be heated at some point. For this particular process our customer requested using a conveyor to do so. We added IR Heating banks above the conveyor, and then integrated them together so that they ran as one unit.


For when production volumes are lower it may make sense to incorporate a manual soldering fixture into the process. This particular fixture was for the V,C,X167 platform. There were a total of 9 solder points per window.

Hil-Man Automation was requested to build an automatic soldering fixture for the Y1BC Platform. This particular fixture was part of a soldering cell where the operator would load the glass and the solder braids. This particular machine had 24 solder points on it.

In recent years it has become harder to find operators to run manual or automatic machines. This has many manufacturers turning to robots to take the place of an operator on an assembly line. We have developed new equipment that is tailored to this particular need.


This particular machine soldered buttons and bonded a carrier to a center glass window of the DT Rear Slider Assembly. There are 2 stations on the fixture that operator on a rotary cylinder. The front of the fixture is where the solder buttons, and carriers are applied. The rear of the fixture is the UV curing station to cure the glue for the carrier. For this fixture we also incorporated priming/burnishing stations to each size of the fixture that were mounted to arms that could be positioned where comfortable for the operator.

This particular fixture ran 6 different types of windows. Each window had the same clip, but they were in different orientation. The changeover to different models of windows was done through push button pins, and then the operator would manually change the fixture over.

This is a workstation for an operator to assembly a wire base to a plastic chair. This station ran many different color chairs, so there were color sensors to check that the correct chair was in the fixture.

HIL-MAN Automation offers a 2-post, adjustable height, table for lean manufacturing work cells. High side loads can be applied, even in the full up position, due to the unique bearing and drive combination. Gross loads of up to 800 pounds can be carried.

All bases can be ordered with a fixed position that can be retrofitted with an off-the-shelf adjustability kit. The adjustable height drive only requires 110v.

Price List for HIL-MAN Automation #2-32-500 Table


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