Evana Automation Reports Building of Fifth and Sixth Assembly, Test Systems for Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems, based on a multi-year contract, for a Tier 1 automotive supplier.

The systems, which simplify the production of automobile steering assemblies, provide three main functions: The first function involves the assembly of a ball nut. During this process, the bearing is assembled to the ball nut, Loctite is dispensed to the threads, and the spanner nut is assembled and secured using a DC driver. The second function involves assembling the ball nut to a rack. This process includes gauging the rack and ball nut, selecting ball bearings and loading them into the assembly, where the two components are mated and checked for lash. The third function involves complete noise, vibration and functional testing of the final assembled part. Upon successful testing, the assembly is coated with an anti-rusting agent.


Overall, the Evana systems offer complete component traceability, process data collection of torque values, ball selections, part measurements, lash readings, performance data and test readings. All of this data will be tagged to the serial number of the final part and saved in a database for future accessibility. Delivery of the two systems, which are going to a manufacturing facility in Poland, is scheduled for December 2014.

"These custom assembly and test systems have been very productive for our customer, in multiple factories throughout the world," said Randy Wire, general manager of Evana Automation Specialists. "We are very proud to be their automation partner."

Evana, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), utilizes diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration, welding integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, as well as computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare and alternative energy, as well as manufacturers of commercial and consumer products.

For more information about Evana Automation Specialists, visit www.evanaautomation.com. You can also follow Evana on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Evana Automation Specialists

Evana, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), utilizes diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration, welding integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, as well as computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare and alternative energy, as well as manufacturers of commercial and consumer products.

About Phillips Service Industries

Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™

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