Trigger & Bottle Assembly System - Midwest Engineered Systems

The Challenge

Midwest Engineered Systems, an automated production line integrator, designed a fully automated system that assembled a bottle within 5 seconds or less.  The following metrics had to be met:

  • Automatic flywheels introduction from the parts washer
  • Automatically convey filled bottles of varying sizes to assemble the station
  • Automatically sort multiple types and orient triggers for assembly
  • Automatically torque triggers to bottles within specifications
  • Ultrasonically weld triggers to bottles

trigger bottle assembly

The Solution

The following methods, components and technologies were implemented and integrated to provide a comprehensive solution:

  • Trigger hopper and flighted conveyor system control trigger introduction
  • Dynamic trigger picking and orientation using robotics and vision
  • Dynamic trigger placing using robotics
  • Full dynamic bottle sortation using LinMot linear actuators
  • Bottle transportation using custom plastic chain type conveyor
  • Bottle control using dual servo feed-screw control
  • Trigger closure torque control using custom servo torque head

Impact to the Customer

The trigger and bottle assembly system MWES provided this customer afforded them the following improvements:

  • Part rate of one part assembled every 50 seconds or less
  • Parts are automatically assembled
  • All trigger closure torques are verified and tracked
  • All parts are 100% verified
  • Bad parts are automatically identified and segregated

Midwest Engineered Systems has a wide range of experience in building assembly automation systems. If you’re looking to improve your assembly throughput, we have the knowledge and experience to make the project a success.

Contact us to learn about how Midwest Engineered Systems can automate even your most complex and challenging operations today!