Automated Machines Designed for Two to Three Component Processes
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 5:33am
This line of automated assembly and inspection machines designed for two to three component assembly, test, and checks. These systems include two to three feeder bowls typically rated at 30 ppm each. Component parts are fed to escapements for loading into nests mounted on either a dial table or a timing belt indexing conveyor. Systems generally include a press cylinder, welder, adhesive dispenser, or vision guided robot for assembly. Servo-pneumatic pick-places are used for loading and unloading parts. Keyence or Cognex vision systems confirm correct assembly and/or inspect components prior to allowing assembly. Good assemblies are counted and advanced out of the machine while bad parts are moved off-line to a customer reject bin. A PLC controls and an HMI displays all machine functions which include operator settings for full box counts. An optional material handling conveyor automatically advances full boxes away and new empty boxes into the packing area.