Inflatable Side Curtain Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Controls Engineering, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Installed new manufacturing process equipment to manufacture Inflatable Side Curtain assemblies with sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly complied with rigid quality standards. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Cushion Assembly: Folded Cushions have rivets, bolts and washers installed with pushpins and ramps to complete the cushion sub-assembly. Press clamps are manually advanced and automatically locked to press and secure components in cushion tabs and will not be release until all process checks are … Read More

Automatic Sprag Clutch Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Designed and installed a new, fully automatic assembly and test system to assemble multiple models of sprag style, automotive clutch assemblies. A single machine chassis was desired with a pair of synchronous transfer systems coupled by an accumulating conveyor. Model change-over requirements included both automatic and manual operations with tooling and position feedback at all set points to verify correct model setups. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer needed a partner capable to design, build and install a large fully … Read More

Inflator and Gas Guide Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Mechanical Assembly Systems, Test Systems

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Overview Designed and installed new manufacturing process equipment to align and assemble airbag inflators with gas guides using sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly complied with rigid quality standards. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer needed to attach an airbag inflator to the gas guide. This product was required to withstand high pressure in operation. The assembly process would need to reliably join these parts and it was key to the success of … Read More

Machine Vision and Part Forming

InvotecCase Study, Controls Engineering, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Design and Build a system to automatically inspect and correct specified dimensional criteria on a precise metal component used in a medical device. Automatically bend to form and modify the component until it is verified to be in compliance with the dimensional specifications. Problems We Solve  Our customer was in need of a method to dynamically inspect and correct specified dimensional criteria on a precise metal component used in a medical device. Ideally this process would be able to … Read More

Multi-station Assembly Dial

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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The Challenge: Increase Production While Eliminating Error One manufacturer, known for their high-quality consumer products, faced forecasts that their current production capabilities could not handle. As a result, they needed to develop a system that could better facilitate part changeover and reduce cycle times—all while maintaining the integrity of their product. In addition, the company was moving production from Europe to the US. To keep costs low, the system had to accurately assemble, inspect, and test their product with minimum … Read More

Automotive Engine Component Assembly

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing, Machine Vision Systems, Mechanical Assembly Systems

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Overview Engineered and installed a new semi-automated machine to assemble pins to a rubber valve, utilizing minimal operator interaction while maximizing quality and throughput on a thoughtfully designed no-tool change-over platform. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE Our customer was swamped with new orders and frustrated by trying to find someone to engineer, build and install a new semi-automated machine to assemble and crimp pins onto a rubber valve. This machine needed to maximize quality and throughput on a thoughtfully designed no-tool changeover … Read More