It’s the small things that matter. It’s not every day you think about the cap on your toothpaste, medication or day to day liquid holders but when we were asked to produce a cap feeding system for a UK based Biotech Automation company we locked in our best thinkers.
Utilising GRIMM hardware for the hopper, bowl feeder and linear track, the entire system was designed and manufactured by our engineers at our Maidenhead factory.
The system feeds 30 parts per minute, features a neat twist to turn the caps over for picking from the dead nest, which then allows for the clients pick up head to integrate seamlessly and continue the processing.
The hopper also ensures the bowl feeder is always filled to an optimum level for reliable and consistent feed rates.
Sit back and enjoy our short video and if we can help with your parts feeding, sorting or counting systems please get in touch.
Design & Automation Solutions were asked by a globally recognised brand (NDA’s prevent further details) to provide a high-performance powered gantry system, capable of automatically tracking the position of a moving robot within a 9m x 6m x 2.5m volume. The gantry was also required to provide an 80Kg winch function. Sit back and enjoy the installation video!
This machine tests, forms and sorts 1800 LEDs an hour into 5 pass grades and fail. The machine feeds the untested LEDs from a Grimm bowl feeder and linear track into our custom testing transfer mechanism. Each infrared LED is tested for brightness and assuming is meets the pass grade is formed before being put into its corresponding graded bin, on the carousel below.
This machine is integrated with an Arburg Injection Moulding Machine and an Apex Robot to automatically remove the sprue from a pair of automotive mouldings and accurately apply a self-adhesive foam gasket. The part is now finished within the moulding cycle time and no further operations are needed.
This machine automatically feeds and orientates plastic roof studs for the automotive industry at a rate of 30 parts per minute. The roof studs are separated and placed in a series of grippers on a servo slide. A bead of adhesive is applied to the base of each part and checked with a vision system. The studs are picked 6 at a time by a robot and transferred to the vehicle roof.
This system automatically produces staples from band made with 250 wires at speeds of up to 320 parts per minute. Working closely with our colleagues at Rudolf Grauer AG in Switzerland we have designed and manufactured a number of systems for the handling and packing of No 10, 24/6, 26/6 and similar staples. The No 10 machine can pack up to 4800 cartons of staples each containing 1000 staples per hour, running 24 hours per day.