Fuel Fill Adapters
We provide equipment for accurate and reliable filling of automotive fuel on the production line. Our system capabilities include fully automated fuel fill adapters for hands-off operation, pressure and vacuum leak testing, audio/visual signals for operators (LED lights, alarms, stack lights), and full integration and data communication to the customer’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Our fuel fill mediums include gasoline, diesel fuel, and other fuel mixtures for everything from small engines to large automotive production lines.
The operator starts by selecting a recipe – either by barcode scanner, MES, broadcast, or a push-button. The operator then places the fuel fill adapter tool onto the vehicle port. The automated adapter clamps to the port and proceeds with its automated programming to fill the reservoir.
Our fuel adapter tools can use either pressure filling or volumetric filling:
Step 1: Evac the vehicle for vacuum leak testing (optional)
Step 2: Fill the vehicle with the coolant. Pressure leak test with the fluid
Step 3: Level Down to the target volume and detach the adapter tool
A volumetric fill bypasses the pressure testing stages and fills the vehicle with fuel to the desired fill line within +/- %5 accuracy.
All of our fluid fill adapter tools have automated clamping options and can be customized to meet unique customer requirements. We also offer adapter maintenance services to make sure your new or legacy adapters are always operating within system requirements.
Case Study: Small Engine Fill System
Problem: This manufacturer for home power equipment small engines, manually filled gas and oil to complete test runs prior to shipping to the customer. Manually filling gas and oil resulted in excessive operator time and inconsistent fill amounts.
Solution: Anderson Process supplied a semi-automatic solution that precisely and simultaneously fills the required amount of gas and oil to support the test runs. Ultimately reducing operator fill time and reducing fluid cost due to inconsistent fill amounts.
- Compliant to hazardous work area
- User customizable fill parameters
- Ergonomically friendly tooling design
- Automatic filling with abort and recovery functionality
We Make Filling Adapters For:
Fluids traditionally handled on an automotive assembly line, including but not limited to: