The most complex, the assembly machine
, takes two years to master.
Parts are presented to the assembly machine
by means of pneumatic escapements, rollover devices, and pick and place mechanisms using vacuum pick-up heads or mechanical grippers.
After filling, the cartridges are moved from the outlet of the cartridge filling and assembly machine
by a Denso VS-6577, six-axis robot.
The Precision Robotic Assembly Machine
for Building Nuclear Fusion Ignition Targets, invented at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif., is able to perform this task, which involves piecing together a small but complex assembly that requires micrometer clearances.
The investment will include metal stamping equipment, tooling and a new assembly machine
. The upgrades are scheduled to be in place and operational in March of 2009.
The purchase will form the component washing section of a large integrated assembly machine
which specialist equipment manufacturer Rivercircle are making for a customer.
The two companies also jointly introduced the Twintec machine, a combination press and automatic assembly machine
. "Bihler gives us European reach and I think Amada will give us a little more of an Asian reach," Winch told M.I.R.
Incorporating test and measurement directly into the assembly process, such a future assembly machine
could press a rivet in place while monitoring the latch.
Palomar Technologies announced that Hologic Corp.'s direct radiography division has selected Palomar's 3500-II automatic component assembly machine
to automate production of hybrid microelectronics used in its DirectRay radiographic imaging technology.
PAM Fastening Technology of Charlotte, N.C., introduces the PILM Jumbo Joint Manual EC, a new frame assembly machine
which can be used with any type of moulding.
He has already been briefed by his advisers that there is little point maintaining the Assembly machine
any longer than May.
* The total number of different types of components in a planning period is greater than the capacity of the assembly machine