Inte­gra­ted Laser Mar­king

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing

Reihe von Laserkennzeichnungsgeräten

Over­view Desi­gned and sup­plied a seri­es of LASER mar­king sta­ti­ons to safe­ly and auto­ma­ti­cal­ly app­ly labels to dif­fe­rent types of devices. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE The cur­rent manu­fac­tu­ring indus­try is see­ing an incre­a­se in the need for rapid, fle­xi­ble, low main­ten­an­ce part mar­king. New regu­la­ti­ons for tracea­bi­li­ty and requi­re­ments for machi­ne and human reada­bi­li­ty are also dri­ving this demand. TOOLS WE USE Inte­gra­ted LASER mar­king is a natu­ral fit as a tool to sol­ve this pro­blem. To offer our cus­to­mers the … Read More

Medi­cal Device Assem­bly and Test Sys­tem

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

Medizingerätmontage und -prüfanlage

The Chal­len­ge Our cus­to­mer nee­ded a sys­tem that would assem­ble, test, and label their medi­cal device. Using in-pro­­cess checks, they wan­ted to veri­fy that all com­pon­ents in the assem­bly com­plied with rigid qua­li­ty stan­dards; addi­tio­nal­ly recor­ded data from post-pro­­cess tes­ting ope­ra­ti­ons was requi­red on all of the devices. The Solu­ti­on Invo­tec deve­lo­ped a sys­tem that employ­ed lean cell tech­no­lo­gy in an assem­bly line approach— incor­po­ra­ting a manu­al­ly index­ing, pal­let con­veyor to trans­fer assem­bled com­pon­ents bet­ween ope­ra­ti­ons. Machi­ne visi­on sys­tems were … Read More

Auto­ma­tic Sprag Clut­ch Assem­bly

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

Automatisierte Freilaufkupplungsanlage

Over­view Desi­gned and instal­led a new, ful­ly auto­ma­tic assem­bly and test sys­tem to assem­ble mul­ti­ple models of sprag style, auto­mo­ti­ve clut­ch assem­blies. A sin­gle machi­ne chas­sis was desi­red with a pair of syn­chro­nous trans­fer sys­tems cou­pled by an accu­mu­la­ting con­veyor. Model chan­­ge-over requi­re­ments inclu­ded both auto­ma­tic and manu­al ope­ra­ti­ons with too­ling and posi­ti­on feed­back at all set points to veri­fy cor­rect model set­ups. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE Our cus­to­mer nee­ded a part­ner capa­ble to design, build and install a lar­ge ful­ly … Read More

Air­bag Fol­ding and Rive­ting

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing

Gerät zum Biegen und Nieten von Airbags

Over­view Desi­gned and instal­led a new manu­fac­tu­ring lean cell to fold and assem­ble air­bag assem­blies using sound ergo­no­mic princi­ples and in-pro­­cess checks to veri­fy that all com­pon­ents in the assem­bly com­ply with rigid qua­li­ty stan­dards. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE  Air­bags were auto­ma­ti­cal­ly fold­ed at a sta­ti­on atten­ded by an ope­ra­tor whe­re they were manu­al­ly loa­ded, unloa­ded, and then trans­fer­red to the next ope­ra­ti­on. Rivets were auto­ma­ti­cal­ly instal­led at a sepa­ra­te sta­ti­on to attach com­po­nent hard­ware that was manu­al­ly loa­ded, the sub-asse­m­­b­ly … Read More

Mul­ti-sta­ti­on Assem­bly Dial

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

Drehscheibenmontageanlage

The Chal­len­ge: Incre­a­se Pro­duc­tion While Eli­mi­na­ting Error One manu­fac­tu­rer, known for their high-qua­­li­­ty con­su­mer pro­ducts, faced fore­casts that their cur­rent pro­duc­tion capa­bi­li­ties could not hand­le. As a result, they nee­ded to deve­lop a sys­tem that could bet­ter faci­li­ta­te part chan­geo­ver and redu­ce cycle times—all while main­tai­ning the inte­gri­ty of their pro­duct. In addi­ti­on, the com­pa­ny was moving pro­duc­tion from Euro­pe to the US. To keep cos­ts low, the sys­tem had to accu­rate­ly assem­ble, inspect, and test their pro­duct with mini­mum … Read More

Auto­mo­ti­ve Engi­ne Com­po­nent Assem­bly

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

Messuhrenmontageanlage

Over­view Engi­nee­red and instal­led a new semi-auto­­ma­­ted machi­ne to assem­ble pins to a rub­ber val­ve, uti­li­zing mini­mal ope­ra­tor inter­ac­tion while maxi­mi­zing qua­li­ty and through­put on a thought­ful­ly desi­gned no-tool chan­­ge-over plat­form. PRO­BLEMS WE SOL­VE Our cus­to­mer was swam­ped with new orders and frus­tra­ted by try­ing to find someo­ne to engi­neer, build and install a new semi-auto­­ma­­ted machi­ne to assem­ble and crimp pins onto a rub­ber val­ve. This machi­ne nee­ded to maxi­mi­ze qua­li­ty and through­put on a thought­ful­ly desi­gned no-tool chan­geo­ver … Read More