Patent Number: 6,293,002

Title: Heat exchanger assembling apparatus

Abstract: A heat exchanger assembling apparatus includes a tube loading device for loading tubes of a heat exchanger, in an aligned state, in a tray having partitions at intervals, a fin supply device for supplying fins supplied through a chute to spaces between the partitions for the tubes in the tray, by transferring the tray at intervals, a support supply device for supplying erected supports to spaces between the partitions at the outermost side in the tray, a vision inspector for inspecting whether the fins, the tubes, and the supports are appropriately arranged in the tray without any missing part spaces, a discharging device for discharging the fins, the tubes and the supports from the tray to a table and aligning the fins, the tubes, and the supports with respect to a width direction and a lengthwise direction, a transfer device for gripping the fins, the tubes, and the supports and transferring the fins, the tubes, and the supports to a header assembly table, and a header assembling device. The header assembling device includes a pressing device for pressing and firmly holding a support on the header assembly table, a picket device for pushing the fins which are located between the tubes into the spaces between the tubes, a header assembly device for maintaining a header and for coupling the header to the tubes by deforming an end portion of the tubes after fitting the header to the tubes so as to assemble the header with the tubes on the header assembly, table, and a transfer device for transferring the header assembling device at a variable separation from the header assembly table.

Inventors: Oh; Chang-yun (Taejon, KR), Kim; Jae-woo (Taejon, KR), Cho; Kyu-bong (Taejon, KR), Yoon; Yong-hee (Taejon, KR)

Assignee: Halla Climate Control Corporation

International Classification: B23P 19/04 (20060101); B23P 015/26 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018