Medical Component Packaging and Assembly
This 3-stage linear indexing system features automated assembly of medical components in a series of progressive operations, with robotic transfers between stages.
The first assembly stage indexes a plastic part and tube clamped in 2-up fixtures under an ultrasonic welder that stakes the two parts together. Subsequent inspections verify o-ring presence, proper air flow, and pull test integrity.
The second stage indexes sub-assemblies set in 4-up fixtures between two web – handling systems that pay out film above and below. The film is ultrasonically welded onto and in-between each sub-assembly forming a continuous strand of encapsulated sub-assemblies. The strand of encapsulated parts is then indexed through a slitting station separating them into four (4) individual parts.
The final stage indexes parts clamped in 2-up fixtures through custom designed forming and inspection stations. Precision-located hot air knives prepare the material for cam-actuated tube bending. The parts are then pressure-tested for leaks and released from the tooling for bulk packing.
- Throughput Rates: 30 ppm
- OEE real time data collection
- Single Tending Operator
- 100% Inline Quality Control
- Precision Link cam indexing
- Robotic (SCARA) part transfer
- Ultrasonic Welding
- Impulse Heat seam welding
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