For the past several years J.H. Benedict Company has been a proud sponsor of the Formula SAE team at Bradley University. Each Year a team of mechanical engineering seniors builds a formula car to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula Car. This activity is performed as part of their required senior capstone project experience. J.H. Benedict offers students the opportunity to work side by side with our engineers and skilled craftsman during critical design and fabrication phases. Student actually operate the machinery used to fabricate many of the critical one off components used in the assembly of the teams formula car.
J.H. Benedict Co., Inc
3211 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: (309) 694-1363
J.H. Benedict joined with two of our strategic partners Clemco Industries & Fanuc Robotics during this year’s IMTS show at McCormick Place. ¬†This robotic system demonstrates how to achieve unattended hi speed surface preparation and inspection of an aerospace turbine blade.
The first robot¬†removes a part from a nesting fixture and presents to a¬†2D iRVision system with led ring light to verify the exact position of the part in the gripper. ¬†This step insures that the part will be loaded into the fixture properly regardless of any nesting or gripping inconsistencies.
The Load/Unload robot¬†reaches inside the blast cabinet and places the part into a blast fixture. ¬†Once the Load/Unload robot is clear the second LRMate 200iC begins a blast operation to prepare the blade surface for a coating operation. After the blast operation is complete the Load/Unload robot removes the part from the blast cabinet, inspects for defects then places back into the nesting fixture.
On Wednessday September 5th 7 employees received their 25 year service award. ¬†Congratulations to: Pat Woehler, Rod Combs, Darren Leeper, Kent Ulm, Steve Schwartz, Randy Taylor, and Dave Gilbert (not in photo).
In February we added a room¬†in our new expansion that¬†now houses our new Brown & Sharpe CMM. The new CMM gives the ability to inspect larger parts and with the newer software we can inspect more rapidly¬†and more accurately.
|Back in early 2011 JHB was approached by one of our key customers with the challenge of providing castings for a JIT delivery to the assembly line.|
|J.H. Benedict has developed the first multi-process machine that scuffs (blasts), rinses and dries large carbon fiber composite parts all in a single enclosure. ¬†By combining these¬†(3) processes we have eliminated the need for separate machines, optimized factory floor space and significantly reduced overall capital equipment costs. All critical process parameters such as part surface temperature, water resistivity, table rpm, blast pressure, rinse pressure, nozzle velocity and orientation are all controlled and monitored. ¬†Alarm and fault limits are accessible via a password protected HMI user interface screen.|