Automotive Oil Pump Assembly System

Customer Challenge

New product launch for Tier 1 automotive company

  • Customer looking for a decrease in cycle time and to expand capacity
  • Interfaces with clean room area and with existing cleaning equipment
  • Multiple station, modular design with Poka-yoke
  • Internal components to the assembly had to be error proofed
Oil Pump Assembly 


Semi-Automated Power and Free assembly system with manual load stations. 



  • High-precision shaft to rotor pressing operations
  • Pallet-based, twin-belt conveyor, open center
  • Allen Bradley Controls
  • SCARA style Fanuc robots
  • Semi clean room environment
  • Multiple automated part feeding systems: bowl, tube and automated screw feeding
  • Sub 1-minute cycle time
  • Inline quality test for press data force and distance monitoring
  • Run out verification of critical features
  • AI-enabled Cognex MAR shaft inspection
  • End of line functional tester
  • Test data stored locally for track and traceability
  • Integrated part washer
  • Volumetric dispense station
  • High precision casting quality check station

Client Result:

Designed, commissioned, installed, and trained by Ehrhardt Automation. Detailed machine vision and lighting integrated throughout



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