KR101858188B1 - Torque converter lock up clutch assembling apparatus and method - Google Patents

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KR101858188B1
KR101858188B1 KR1020170150369A KR20170150369A KR101858188B1 KR 101858188 B1 KR101858188 B1 KR 101858188B1 KR 1020170150369 A KR1020170150369 A KR 1020170150369A KR 20170150369 A KR20170150369 A KR 20170150369A KR 101858188 B1 KR101858188 B1 KR 101858188B1
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SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the present invention to provide a lock-up clutch assembling apparatus for a torque converter that minimizes manual processes and prevents misassembly and component omission of components and improves assembly productivity. The torque converter lockup clutch assembling apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first assembling chamber for assembling a piston hub and an inner dingring to a front cover by an operator and assembling a piston and an outer ding to the piston hub, A second assembly chamber connected to the yarn and assembling the wave spring on the piston by the operator and assembling the friction plates to the lock-up drum and the piston, a second assembly chamber connected to the second assembly chamber, A third assembly chamber for measuring a height direction gap between the assembly spaces, a fourth assembly chamber connected to the third assembly chamber and for assembling the retaining plate on the friction plate inside the lockup drum by an operator, And a radial gap between the retaining plate and the lock-up drum A sixth assembly chamber connected to the fifth assembly chamber for inserting a snap ring into the outside of the retaining plate at the inside of the lockup drum by the insertion jig unit and a sixth assembly chamber connected to the sixth assembly chamber, And a seventh assembly chamber for confirming the existence and performance of various components assembled by using the air supply unit and the displacement confirmation unit.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention [0001] The present invention relates to a torque converter,

The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for assembling a lock-up clutch of a torque converter, and more particularly, to an apparatus and a method for assembling a lock-up clutch of a torque converter for assembling a lock-up clutch to a front cover.

Generally, a torque converter is provided between an engine of a vehicle and an automatic transmission, and is configured to transmit a driving force of the engine to an automatic transmission using fluid friction. For example, the torque converter includes a front cover receiving the driving force of the engine, an impeller rotating integrally with the front cover, a turbine rotated by the oil discharged from the impeller, and an oil returning from the turbine to the impeller, (Also referred to as a "stator"

If the load acting on the engine becomes large, the power transmission efficiency by the torque converter may be reduced. In order to increase the power transmission efficiency, the torque converter has a lock up clutch (also referred to as a damper clutch) that directly connects the engine and the automatic transmission.

The lock-up clutch is disposed between a front cover directly connected to the engine and a turbine connected to the automatic transmission, so that the front cover and the turbine can be directly connected or disconnected. When the lockup clutch is directly operated, the rotational power of the engine is transmitted directly to the automatic transmission through the front cover, the lockup clutch and the turbine.

For example, the lockup clutch includes a piston axially movable on the turbine shaft, a drive friction plate coupled to the front cover, and a driven friction plate coupled to the piston. The piston is connected to the turbine with a torsional damper. When the drive friction plate and the driven friction plate are brought into frictional contact with each other by the operation of the lock-up clutch, the torque dampers absorb shock and vibration loads acting in the rotational direction of the shaft.

For example, the lock-up clutch includes a piston hub coupled to the center of the front cover and an inner ding, a lock-up drum formed on the outer cover at the outer periphery of the piston hub, a piston coupled to the piston hub and the lock-up drum via the outer ding, A drive friction plate laminated on the worm spring and coupled to the lock-up drum, a driven friction plate laminated on the drive friction plate and coupled to the piston, a retaining plate laminated on the driven friction plate, and a retaining plate And a snap ring coupled to the lockup drum to axially restrain components disposed inside the retaining plate.

Since the front cover and the lock-up clutch are composed of a large number of parts, when the parts are manually assembled, misassembly and omission of components may occur. And the productivity of assembling the lockup clutch on the front cover may be reduced.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the present invention to provide a lock-up clutch assembling apparatus for a torque converter that minimizes manual processes and prevents misassembly and component omission of components and improves assembly productivity. Another object of the present invention is to provide a method of assembling a lockup clutch of a torque converter using the assembling device.

The torque converter lockup clutch assembling apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first assembling chamber for assembling a piston hub and an inner dingring to a front cover by an operator and assembling a piston and an outer ding to the piston hub, A second assembly chamber connected to the yarn and assembling the wave spring on the piston by the operator and assembling the friction plates to the lock-up drum and the piston, a second assembly chamber connected to the second assembly chamber, A third assembly chamber for measuring a height direction gap between the assembly spaces, a fourth assembly chamber connected to the third assembly chamber and for assembling the retaining plate on the friction plate inside the lockup drum by an operator, And a radial gap between the retaining plate and the lock-up drum A sixth assembly chamber connected to the fifth assembly chamber for inserting a snap ring into the outside of the retaining plate at the inside of the lockup drum by the insertion jig unit and a sixth assembly chamber connected to the sixth assembly chamber, And a seventh assembly chamber for confirming the existence and performance of various components assembled by using the air supply unit and the displacement confirmation unit.

The height direction measurement unit may include a first tip plate at the lower end that is operated downward and radially outward with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the third assembly chamber and is in contact with the friction plate.

The first tip plate is operated downward by the height direction measurement unit to be in contact with the friction plate, radially outwardly operated by the height direction measurement unit, and then upwardly operated, and is set between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space The height direction gap can be measured.

The radial direction measuring unit may be operated downward and outward in the radial direction with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the fifth assembly chamber, and a second tip plate contacting the retaining plate may be provided at the lower end .

Wherein the second tip plate is operated downward by the radial direction measuring unit to contact the retaining plate, is radially outwardly operated by the radial measurement unit and then is actuated upward so that the retaining plate and the lock- The radial gap can be measured.

Wherein the insertion jig unit comprises: a body that is downwardly moved relative to a horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the sixth assembly chamber and contacts the lock-up drum and has a snapping therein; An insertion jig that is seated on an inner surface of the insertion jig to be inserted into the lockup drum and a confirmation jig for confirming snapping inserted downward from the inside of the insertion jig and a confirmation displacement sensor.

Wherein the air supply part includes a connecting member that is coupled to an inner side of the piston hub through an O-ring, and a passage formed in the inside of the connecting member, between the front cover and the piston, and between the inner dingering and the outer ding Air can be supplied.

The displacement confirming unit includes an identifying plate that contacts the retaining plate and acts on a predetermined load (e.g., 1000 N), and an actuator that contacts the retaining plate when the load is applied, And a displacement sensor for measuring the displacement of the retaining plate (for example, 0.3 to 0.75 mm) during the set time (for example, 0.5 seconds) after the load is removed to confirm whether or not the wave spring is present.

The air supply unit may supply a first air pressure (for example, 0.2 kgf / cm 2 ) to the displacement confirmation unit so as to confirm a working distance (for example, 0.5 mm or more) of the piston.

The air supply unit may supply air for a set time (for example, 1.5 seconds) at a second air pressure (for example, 1.1 kgf / cm 2 or more) to check the presence of the inner dingering and the outer dingering.

The air supply unit supplies air for a set time (for example, 2 seconds) to a third air pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more) to check whether or not the piston has an orifice, 1.0 kgf / cm 2 or less within the allowable range).

The air supply unit may supply air at a third control pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more) to check the working distance (e.g., 1.0 to 1.2 mm) of the retaining plate to the displacement confirmation unit.

The air supply unit may supply air at a fifth air pressure (for example, 9 kgf / cm 2 or more) to check whether or not the snap ring is detached.

A method of assembling a torque converter lockup clutch according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a first step of assembling a piston hub and an inner dingring to a front cover of an operator in a first assembly room and assembling a piston and an outer ding into the piston hub, A second step of assembling a wave spring on the piston in the second assembly room and assembling the friction plates on the lock-up drum and the piston; a second step of assembling the friction plates on the lock- A fourth step of assembling the retaining plate on the friction plate on the inner side of the lock-up drum in the fourth assembly room in the fourth assembly room, in the fifth assembly room, A fifth step of measuring a radial gap between the lockup drums, a fifth step of measuring a radial gap between the lockup drums, A sixth step of inserting a retaining ring on the outside of the retaining plate, and a 7th dangyeeul to determine the presence and capabilities of the seventh air supply and displaceable various components identified portion assembled in the assembly chamber.

Wherein the third step is performed such that the first tip plate of the height direction measurement unit is operated downward to contact the friction plate with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the third assembly chamber, And measuring the height direction gap set between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space.

The fifth step includes a step of moving the second tip plate of the radial direction measuring unit in a downward direction to contact the retaining plate with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the fifth assembly chamber, Up operation to measure the radial gap established between the retaining plate and the lock-up drum.

The sixth step includes a step of moving the body of the insertion jig unit downward to contact the lock-up drum and snapping in the horizontal direction of the front cover transferred to the sixth assembly chamber, The insertion jig is lowered from the inside of the body to seat the snap ring on the retaining plate and inserted into the lock-up drum, and the confirmation jig and the confirmation displacement sensor are lowered from the inside of the insertion jig And confirming the inserted snapping.

The seventh step includes the steps of: connecting the front cover and the piston, and connecting the inner ding and the outer ding into the air, through the passage formed on the inner side of the connecting member of the air supply unit, Lt; / RTI >

The seventh step is a step in which the confirmation plate of the displacement confirmation unit contacts the retaining plate to act on a predetermined load (for example, 1000 N), and when the displacement sensor of the displacement confirmation unit acts on the retaining plate, (For example, 0.3 to 0.75 mm) of the retaining plate is measured for a set time (for example, 0.5 seconds) after the load of the check plate is removed, and the presence or absence of the wave spring ≪ / RTI >

The seventh step may include supplying the first air pressure (for example, 0.2 kgf / cm 2 ) to the air supply unit to confirm the operation distance (for example, 0.5 mm or more) of the piston with the displacement confirmation unit .

In the seventh step, air is supplied for a set time (for example, 1.5 seconds) to the air supply unit at a second air pressure (for example, 1.1 kgf / cm 2 or more) to check whether the inside dingering and the outside dingering are present ≪ / RTI >

(Eg, 1.0 kgf / cm 2 or more) after supplying air for a set time (for example, 2 seconds) to the third air pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more) cm < 2 > or less) to confirm the presence or absence of the orifice of the piston.

In the seventh step, air is supplied to the air supplying part at a third control pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more) to confirm the working distance of the retaining plate (for example, 1.0 to 1.2 mm) Lt; / RTI >

In the seventh step, the air supply unit may supply air at a fifth air pressure (for example, 9 kgf / cm 2 or more) to confirm whether or not the snap ring is dislodged.

According to one embodiment of the present invention, in assembling the lockup clutch to the front cover of the torque converter, the height direction measurement unit, the radial direction measurement unit, and the insertion jig unit in the third to fifth assembly room to seventh assembly room, The air supply unit, and the displacement confirmation unit to automate the third, fifth, and seventh steps, thereby minimizing the number of manual processes and preventing misassembly of parts and omission of parts, and improving assembly productivity.

1 is a block diagram of an apparatus for assembling a lockup clutch of a torque converter according to an embodiment of the present invention.
2 is a flow diagram of a method of assembling a torque converter lockup clutch in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention utilizing the apparatus of FIG.
FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the piston hub, the inner dingering, the piston and the outer dingering to the front cover in the first assembly room of FIG. 1 and FIG.
FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the wave spring, the drive friction plate and the driven friction plate, proceeding to the second step by the operator in the second assembly room following the first step of FIG. 3;
(A, b, c, and d) of measuring a gap in the height direction between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space, proceeding to the third step by the height direction measurement unit in the third assembly room following the second step of FIG. d in Fig.
FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the retaining plate, proceeding to the fourth step by the operator in the fourth assembly room following the third step of FIG. 5;
FIG. 7 is a partial sectional view for measuring a radial gap between the retaining plate and the lockup drum, proceeding to the fifth step by the radial direction measuring unit in the fifth assembly room following the fourth step of FIG. 6;
FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view illustrating insertion of a snap ring, which proceeds from the fifth step of FIG. 7 to the sixth step by the insertion jig unit in the sixth assembly chamber.
FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the presence and the performance of various components, which proceed to the seventh step by the air pressure and displacement sensor in the seventh assembly room, following the sixth step of FIG.

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings so that those skilled in the art can easily carry out the present invention. The present invention may, however, be embodied in many different forms and should not be construed as limited to the embodiments set forth herein. In order to clearly illustrate the present invention, parts not related to the description are omitted, and the same or similar components are denoted by the same reference numerals throughout the specification.

1 is a block diagram of an apparatus for assembling a lockup clutch of a torque converter according to an embodiment of the present invention. Referring to Fig. 1, a lockup clutch assembling apparatus for a torque converter according to an embodiment includes first to seventh assembly rooms (1) to (7) for assembling components of a lockup clutch to a front cover of a torque converter , And an eighth assembly chamber (8).

2 is a flow diagram of a method of assembling a torque converter lockup clutch in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention utilizing the apparatus of FIG. Referring to FIG. 2, a method of assembling a lockup clutch of a torque converter according to an embodiment includes a first step (ST1) to a seventh step (ST1) of performing an assembling step in the first to seventh assembly rooms (7) (ST8) for performing an assembly step in the eighth assembly room (8).

Hereinafter, the lockup clutch assembling apparatus of the torque converter and the lockup clutch assembling method of the torque converter will be described together in necessary parts in order to avoid duplication of explanation.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the piston hub, the inner dingering, the piston and the outer dingering to the front cover in the first assembly room of FIG. 1 and FIG.

1 to 3, the first step ST1 is performed by the operator in the first assembly room 1. [ The first assembly room 1 provides a progress space of the first step ST1. The operator puts the front cover 10 completed in the previous work into the first assembly chamber 1 and proceeds to the first step ST1. The front cover 10 has a lock-up drum 11 which is axially projected toward the turbine so that the components of the lock-up clutch are engaged.

In the first step ST1 the operator assemble the piston hub 20 and the inner dingling 21 to the front cover 10 and assemble the piston 30 and the outer dingling 31 to the piston hub 20 . The piston hub 20 is coupled to the center of the front cover 10 and the inner dinges 21 are coupled to the outer periphery of the piston hub 20.

The inner dingion 21 is coupled to the outer periphery of the piston hub 20 and seals between the inner periphery of the piston 30 and the outer periphery of the piston hub 20 when the piston 30 moves in the axial direction. That is, the inner dingings 21 form a sealing structure between the piston hub 20 and the piston 30 (see FIG. 4).

The outer ding 31 is coupled to the outer periphery of the piston 30 to seal between the inner periphery of the lock-up drum 11 and the outer periphery of the piston 30 when the piston 30 moves in the axial direction. That is, the outer ding 31 forms a sealing structure between the piston 20 and the lock-up drum 11 (see Fig. 4).

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the wave spring, the drive friction plate and the driven friction plate, proceeding to the second step by the operator in the second assembly room following the first step of FIG. 3;

Referring to Figs. 1 to 4, the second step ST2 is performed by the operator in the second assembly chamber 2. [ And the second assembly room 2 provides the proceeding space of the second step ST2. The operator puts the front cover 10 completed in the previous work into the second assembly chamber 2 and proceeds to the second step ST2.

In the second step ST2, the worker assembles the wave spring 40 on the piston 30 and assembles the drive friction plate 22 and the driven friction plate 32 to the lock-up drum 11 and the piston 30 . That is, the wave spring 40 is disposed between the piston 30 and the friction plates 22 and 32.

The drive friction plate 22 and the driven friction plate 32 are frictionally engaged and disengaged from each other between the front cover 10 and the piston 30 connected to the turbine at the inside of the lockup drum 11 fixed to the front cover 10, The front cover 10 and the turbine are directly connected and disconnected (see Fig. 9).

The rotational force of the front cover 10 and the lock-up drum 11 is transmitted to the drive friction plate 22 and the drive friction plate 22 which are frictionally engaged with each other when the lock-up clutch is released by the wave spring 40 by direct- And can be directly transmitted to or released from the piston 30 and the turbine by the friction plate 32 (see Fig. 9).

(A, b, c, and d) of measuring a gap in the height direction between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space, proceeding to the third step by the height direction measurement unit in the third assembly room following the second step of FIG. d in Fig.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 5, the third step ST3 is performed by the height direction measurement unit 60 in the third assembly chamber 3. The third assembly room 3 provides a progress space of the third step ST3. The height direction measurement unit 60 proceeds to the third step ST3 with respect to the front cover 10 which is completed in the previous work and is input to the third assembly chamber 3. [

In the third step ST3, the height direction measurement unit 60 is installed in the third assembly chamber 3 connected to the second assembly chamber 2, and the front cover 10 , A gap G1 in the height direction between the drive / driven friction plates 22, 32 and the retaining ring assembly space SS is measured.

The height direction measurement unit 60 is operated in the downward direction (a) and the radially outward direction (b) with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover 10 transferred to the third assembly chamber 3, and the drive / 22, 32) at the lower end thereof.

In the third step ST3, the first tip plate 61 is operated downward by the height direction measurement unit 60 to contact the drive / driven friction plates 22, 32 (a) and to operate radially outward (C), and a height direction gap G1 set between the drive / driven friction plates 22, 32 and the snap ring assembly space SS is measured (d).

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of assembling the retaining plate, proceeding to the fourth step by the operator in the fourth assembly room following the third step of FIG. 5;

Referring to Figs. 1 to 6, the fourth step ST4 is performed by the operator in the fourth assembly chamber 4. [ The fourth assembly room 4 provides a progress space for the fourth step ST4. The operator proceeds to the fourth step (ST4) with respect to the front cover 10 which is completed in the previous work and is put into the fourth assembly chamber 4. [

In the fourth assembly chamber 4 connected to the third assembly chamber 3 in the fourth step ST4, the worker moves the lockup drum 11 of the front cover 10, which is put in the assembled state in the previous process, The retaining plate 70 is assembled on the drive / driven friction plates 22 and 32 inside.

FIG. 7 is a partial sectional view for measuring a radial gap between the retaining plate and the lockup drum, proceeding to the fifth step by the radial direction measuring unit in the fifth assembly room following the fourth step of FIG. 6;

Referring to Figs. 1 to 7, the fifth step ST5 is carried out by the radial direction measuring unit 80 in the fifth assembly chamber 5. The fifth assembly room 5 provides a progress space of the fifth step ST5. The radial direction measuring unit 80 proceeds to the fifth step ST5 with respect to the front cover 10 which is completed in the previous work and is put into the fifth assembly chamber 5. [

In the fifth step ST5, the radial direction measuring unit 80 is mounted to the fifth assembly chamber 5 connected to the fourth assembly chamber 4, A radial gap G2 is measured between the retaining plate 70 and the lockup drum 11. [

The radial direction measuring unit 80 is operated downward and radially outward relative to the horizontal state of the front cover 10 transferred to the fifth assembly chamber 5, And a tip plate 81 at the lower end.

In the fifth step ST5, the second tip plate 81 is operated downward by the radial direction measuring unit 80 to be brought into contact with the retaining plate 70, and radially outward by the radial direction measuring unit 80 And is operated upward to measure the radial gap G2 set between the retaining plate 70 and the lockup drum 11. [

To this end, the fifth step ST5 is to fix the front cover 10 to the fifth working chamber 5, fix it with the clamp 51, and turn it clockwise and counterclockwise. The radial gap G2 is a gap set between the groove 71 formed at the radial end of the retaining plate 70 and the inner surface of the lock-up drum 11 to assemble the snap ring 85 .

FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view illustrating insertion of a snap ring, which proceeds from the fifth step of FIG. 7 to the sixth step by the insertion jig unit in the sixth assembly chamber.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 8, the sixth step ST6 is performed by the insertion jig unit 90 in the sixth assembly chamber 6. The sixth assembly chamber 6 provides a progress space of the sixth step (ST6). The inserting jig unit 90 proceeds to the sixth step ST6 with respect to the front cover 10 completed in the previous operation and charged into the sixth assembly chamber 6. [

In the sixth step ST6, the insertion jig unit 90 is moved in the sixth assembly chamber 6 connected to the fifth assembly chamber 5 by a lockup operation of the front cover 10, A snap ring 85 is inserted outside the retaining plate 70 on the inner side of the drum 11.

The insertion jig unit 90 includes a body 91, an insertion jig 92, an identification jig 93, and a confirmation displacement sensor 94. The body 91 is operated downward with respect to the horizontal state of the front cover 10 transferred to the sixth assembly chamber 6 and has the snapping 85 which is in contact with the lockup drum 11 and is an object to be assembled therein.

The insertion jig 92 is moved downward from the inside of the body 91 to seat the snap ring 85 in the groove 71 of the retaining plate 70 and to slide in the lock- . The confirmation jig 93 and the confirmation displacement sensor 94 descend inside the insertion jig 92 to confirm the inserted snapping 85.

FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the presence and the performance of various components, which proceed to the seventh step by the air pressure and displacement sensor in the seventh assembly room, following the sixth step of FIG.

Referring to FIGS. 1 to 9, the seventh step ST7 is performed by the air supply unit 95 and the displacement confirmation unit 96 in the seventh assembly chamber 7. The seventh assembly room 7 provides a progress space of the seventh step ST7. The air supply unit 95 and the displacement confirmation unit 96 proceed to the seventh step ST7 with respect to the front cover 10 in which the assembly of the lockup clutch is completed in the previous operation and the seventh assembly chamber 7 is inserted.

In the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 and the displacement confirmation unit 96 are disposed in the seventh assembly chamber 7 connected to the sixth assembly chamber 6, The existence and performance of various components assembled in the cover 10 are confirmed.

For example, in the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 includes a connecting member 952 which is coupled to the inside of the piston hub 20 via an O-ring 951, and the connecting member 952 And a passage 953 is provided inside.

Accordingly, in the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 is connected between the front cover 10 and the piston 30 through the passage 953 of the connecting member 952 and between the inner dingering 21 and the outer ding 31, So that the presence or absence and the performance of the components can be confirmed.

The displacement confirmation unit 96 includes an identification plate 961 and a displacement sensor 962. [ In the seventh step ST7, the confirmation plate 961 is raised and lowered to come into contact with the retaining plate 70 assembled to the front cover 10 to apply the set load F (e.g., 1000N). The lift mechanism structure of the confirmation plate 961 is omitted.

In the seventh step ST7, when the load F is applied via the confirmation plate 961, the displacement sensor 962 contacts the retaining plate 70 to set the displacement to zero, The displacement (e.g., 0.3 to 0.75 mm) of the retaining plate 70 is measured for a predetermined time (e.g., 0.5 seconds) after the load F acting on the retaining plate 70 is removed.

At this time, it is confirmed that when the retaining plate 70 is raised to a predetermined displacement, the wave spring 40 exists between the piston 30 and the friction plates 22 and 32 and maintains proper performance.

Conversely, if the retaining plate 70 does not rise to the set displacement, it is confirmed that the wave spring 40 is not present between the piston 30 and the friction plates 22, 32 or maintains an improper performance.

As described above, in the first embodiment, the first to seventh assembly chambers 7 to 7 perform the first to seventh steps ST1 to ST7, respectively, can do.

The eighth step ST8 in the eighth assembly chamber 8 receives the finished product (the front cover with the lockup clutch assembled) that has been checked in the seventh assembly chamber 7 to take out the normal product, Are separated and disposed separately.

On the other hand, by controlling the air supply unit 95 and the displacement confirmation unit 96 provided in the seventh assembly chamber 7 more variously in the seventh step ST7, the presence or absence of various components and the appropriate performance Can be confirmed.

For example, the step 7 (ST7) is supplied with air (A) of the air supply unit (95) a first air pressure (e.g., 0.2kgf / cm 2) into the passage (953), a displacement confirmation unit 96 (For example, 0.5 mm or more within the maximum permissible range) of the piston 30 can be confirmed.

In the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 supplies the air A having the second air pressure (for example, 1.1 kgf / cm 2 or more within the maximum allowable range) to the passage 953 at the set time So that the presence or absence of the inner dingling 21 and the outer dingling 31 can be confirmed.

In the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 supplies the air A having the third air pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more within the maximum allowable range) to the passage 953 at the set time (For example, 1.0 kgf / cm < 2 > or less within the minimum allowable range), and the presence or absence of the orifice H of the piston 30 can be confirmed. An orifice (H) is formed in the piston (30), enabling the automatic transmission oil to flow axially back and forth in the piston (30).

In the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 supplies air A at a third control pressure (for example, 1.6 kgf / cm 2 or more in the maximum allowable range) to the passage 953, 95), the working distance (e.g., 1.0 to 1.2 mm) of the retaining plate 70 can be confirmed.

In the seventh step ST7, the air supply unit 95 supplies the air A at the fifth air pressure (for example, 9 kgf / cm 2 or more in the maximum allowable range) to the passage 953, It is possible to confirm whether or not there is a deviation.

The seventh assembling chamber 7 and the seventh step ST7 can effectively confirm the presence or absence of the components forming the lockup clutch and the proper performance of the components in the front cover 10 in which the lockup clutch has been assembled.

While the present invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to exemplary embodiments thereof, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the disclosed exemplary embodiments, but, on the contrary, And it goes without saying that the invention belongs to the scope of the invention.

1 to 8: first to eighth assembly rooms 10: front cover
11: Lockup drum 20: Piston hub
21: inner dinging 22: drive friction plate
30: piston 31: outer ding
32: driven friction plate 40: wave spring
51: clamp 60: height direction measuring unit
61: first tip plate 70: retaining plate
71: groove 80: radial direction measuring unit
81: Second Tip Plate 85: Snap Ring
90: insertion jig unit 91: body
92: insertion jig 93: confirmation jig
94: Confirmation displacement sensor 95: Air supply unit
96: Displacement confirmation part 951: O-ring
952: connecting member 953: passage
961: Identification plate 962: Displacement sensor
F: load G1: height direction gap
G2: Diameter gap H: Orifice
P: Air SS: Snap ring assembly space

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  1. A first assembly room for assembling the piston hub and the inner dingering to the front cover by the operator and assembling the piston and the outer ding to the piston hub;
    A second assembly chamber connected to the first assembly room and assembling a wave spring on the piston by an operator and assembling friction plates to the lock-up drum and the piston;
    A third assembly chamber connected to the second assembly chamber and measuring a height direction gap between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space by the height direction measurement unit;
    A fourth assembly chamber connected to the third assembly room and configured to assemble the retaining plate on the friction plate inside the lock-up drum by an operator;
    A fifth assembly chamber connected to the fourth assembly chamber and measuring a radial gap between the retaining plate and the lockup drum by a radial measurement unit;
    A sixth assembly chamber which is connected to the fifth assembly chamber and inserts the snap ring into the outside of the retaining plate on the inside of the lock-up drum by the insertion jig unit; And
    A seventh assembly chamber connected to the sixth assembly chamber and confirming the presence and performance of various components assembled by using the air supply unit and the displacement confirmation unit,
    Up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  2. The method according to claim 1,
    The height direction measurement unit includes:
    And a first tip plate that is operated downward and radially outward relative to a horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the third assembly chamber and is in contact with the friction plate at a lower end thereof.
  3. 3. The method of claim 2,
    The first tip plate
    A downward movement by the height direction measurement unit to contact the friction plate,
    Is radially outwardly operated by the height direction measuring unit and is then operated upward,
    And a height direction gap set between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space is measured
    Lock up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  4. The method according to claim 1,
    The radial direction measuring unit
    The horizontal position of the front cover transferred to the fifth assembly chamber,
    And a second tip plate, which is operated in a downward direction and radially outward, and which is in contact with the retaining plate, at a lower end thereof.
  5. 5. The method of claim 4,
    The second tip plate
    Downwardly operated by said radial measurement unit to contact said retaining plate,
    Is radially outwardly operated by the radial direction measuring unit and then is operated upward,
    Measuring a radial gap established between the retaining plate and the lockup drum
    Lock up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  6. The method according to claim 1,
    The insertion jig unit
    A body which contacts the lock-up drum and is provided with a snapping operation in a downward direction with respect to a horizontal state of the front cover transferred to the sixth assembly chamber,
    An insertion jig which is downwardly received from the inside of the body and seats the snap ring on the retaining plate and inserts the retaining ring into the lock-up drum;
    A confirmation jig for confirming the snapping inserted downward from the inside of the insertion jig,
    Up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  7. The method according to claim 1,
    The air supply unit
    And a connecting member coupled to the inside of the piston hub through an O-ring,
    Through a passage formed inside the connecting member,
    The air is supplied between the front cover and the piston and between the inner dingling and the outer dingling
    Lock up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  8. 8. The method of claim 7,
    The displacement confirmation unit
    An identification plate which is brought into contact with the retaining plate to exert a predetermined load,
    When the load is applied, the displacement is set to zero by contacting the retaining plate,
    A displacement sensor for measuring the displacement of the retaining plate during the set time after the load of the confirmation plate is removed,
    Up clutch assembly of a torque converter.
  9. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The air supply unit
    And the first air pressure is supplied to the displacement confirmation unit so as to confirm the operation distance of the piston.
  10. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The air supply unit
    And supplies air for a set time to the second air pressure so as to check the presence or absence of the inner dingering and the outer dingling.
  11. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The air supply unit
    Wherein the air is supplied to the piston at a third air pressure for a set time to confirm whether or not the piston has an orifice, and then the piston is lowered to a fourth control pressure.
  12. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The air supply unit
    Wherein the displacement confirmation unit supplies air at a third control pressure to check the working distance of the retaining plate.
  13. 9. The method of claim 8,
    The air supply unit
    And the air is supplied at a fifth air pressure to check whether or not the snap ring is disengaged.
  14. A first step of assembling a piston hub and an inner dingling to a front cover of an operator in a first assembly room and assembling a piston and an outer ding into the piston hub;
    A second step of the worker assembling the wave spring on the piston in the second assembly room, and assembling the friction plates on the lock-up drum and the piston;
    A third step of measuring a height direction gap between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space in a height direction measurement unit in a third assembly room;
    A fourth step of the worker assembling the retaining plate on the friction plate inside the lock-up drum in the fourth assembly room;
    A fifth step of the radial measurement unit in the fifth assembly room measuring the radial gap between the retaining plate and the lockup drum;
    A sixth step of inserting a snap ring into the outer side of the retaining plate on the inner side of the lock-up drum in the sixth assembly chamber; And
    Seventh step of confirming the existence and performance of various components assembled in the seventh assembly room with the air supply part and the displacement confirmation part
    Up clutch of the torque converter.
  15. 15. The method of claim 14,
    In the third step,
    The horizontal direction of the front cover transferred to the third assembly chamber,
    The first tip plate of the height direction measurement unit
    Downwardly contacting the friction plate,
    Radially outwardly and then upwardly actuated,
    And a height direction gap set between the friction plate and the snap ring assembly space is measured
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  16. 15. The method of claim 14,
    The fifth step
    The horizontal position of the front cover transferred to the fifth assembly chamber,
    The second tip plate of the radial direction measuring unit
    Downwardly in contact with the retaining plate,
    Radially outwardly and then upwardly actuated,
    Measuring a radial gap established between the retaining plate and the lockup drum
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  17. 15. The method of claim 14,
    In the sixth step
    Wherein the front cover has a horizontal state,
    The body of the insertion jig unit
    Down operation to contact the lock-up drum and having a snapping therein,
    The insertion jig of the insertion jig unit
    The retaining plate is positioned downward from the inside of the body and the snap ring is seated on the retaining plate and inserted into the lock-up drum,
    The check jig of the insertion jig unit and the confirmation displacement sensor
    The insertion jig descending from the inside of the insertion jig to confirm the inserted snapping
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  18. 15. The method of claim 14,
    The seventh step
    And a connecting member of the air supply unit, which is coupled to the inside of the piston hub through an O-ring,
    Through a passage formed on the inner side,
    The air is supplied between the front cover and the piston and between the inner dingling and the outer dingling
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  19. 19. The method of claim 18,
    The seventh step
    The confirmation plate of the displacement confirmation unit
    The retaining plate contacting the retaining plate to exert a predetermined load,
    The displacement sensor of the displacement confirmation unit
    When the load acts, contacting the retaining plate to set the displacement to zero,
    After the load of the check plate is removed, the displacement of the retaining plate is measured for a preset time period to check whether or not the wave spring is present
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  20. 20. The method of claim 19,
    The seventh step
    The air-
    The first air pressure is supplied
    And the displacement confirming unit confirms the working distance of the piston
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  21. 20. The method of claim 19,
    The seventh step
    The air-
    Air is supplied for a set time by the second air pressure
    The presence or absence of the inner dingling and the outer dingling is checked
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  22. 20. The method of claim 19,
    The seventh step
    The air-
    After the air is supplied for the set time by the third air pressure, it is lowered to the fourth control pressure
    The presence or absence of the orifice of the piston
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  23. 20. The method of claim 19,
    The seventh step
    The air-
    Air is supplied at the third control pressure
    And the displacement confirming unit confirms the working distance of the retaining plate
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
  24. 20. The method of claim 19,
    The seventh step
    The air-
    Air is supplied by the fifth air pressure
    And the presence or absence of the detachment of the snap ring
    Up clutch of a torque converter.
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