An international manufacturer has a problem: a 23 component product needed to be assembled in 29 seconds with no more than +/- 11 microns tolerance. Manual solutions had been exhausted.
After studying their requirements, we came up with the solution. Utilizing the latest innovative manufacturing technology, we designed and built a multiple station assembly system for them. Each station laser-gauges the length as it assembles each component. The "over" or "under" condition is calculated and spacers or parts that are over or under tolerance are added to achieve optimum overall length.
Utilizing radio frequency tagging, the assembly pallets carry information about the dimensions of each product as they move from station to station. At any point, the pallet can be removed, manually scanned, changed, and placed back on the line. The system automatically knows what parts are needed to complete the assembly.