Push and shove all day long!
Fancy being pushed and shoved around all day long? Well, that’s the treatment the average button on a computer gets each and every day and it’s expected to perform reliably as well as being cheap to produce. Good news for us all then as buttons just got cheaper and more reliable following the delivery of an automated manufacturing cell by CPR Automation to a major player in the IT industry.
The new machine from CPR assembles buttons at the rate of 40 per minute and 100% checks each and every one to microns. The machine replaces a team of manual operators bringing with it greater output and higher profit margins as well as freeing up valuable shopfloor space for other work.
Based around a high speed pick and place unit designed and manufactured by CPR the new assembly machine places the button components together within 1.5 seconds and checks every button for correct build to a repeatability of 1 micron. CPR’s vibratory bowl feeders sort and orientate the components without damage to the delicate pressed stainless steel parts and whilst maintaining the cosmetics of the plastic mouldings.
Reduced WIP and waste has been achieved through remote monitoring of the machine by the production department, via a built in communications package, allowing the output of the machine to be precisely matched to call off requirements
Contact CPR Automation for more information.