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

Airbag Folding and Riveting

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Error Proofing

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Overview Designed and installed a new manufacturing lean cell to fold and assemble airbag assemblies using sound ergonomic principles and in-process checks to verify that all components in the assembly comply with rigid quality standards. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE  Airbags were automatically folded at a station attended by an operator where they were manually loaded, unloaded, and then transferred to the next operation. Rivets were automatically installed at a separate station to attach component hardware that was manually loaded, the sub-assembly … 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

Temperature Probe Laser Marking

InvotecCase Study, Error Proofing, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

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Overview We worked with our customer to develop a custom solution to a significant process problem they had with the testing of their temperature probes. PROBLEMS WE SOLVE One of our customers had a significant process hurdle in the launch of one of their temperature probe programs. They needed an individual machine that measured for performance characteristics as well as labeled and serialized the sensors based on the results of the testing. This process was required to ensure that non-conforming … Read More