Trigger & Bottle Assembly System - Midwest Engineered Systems

Midwest Engineered Systems, an automated production line integrator, designed a fully automated system which assembled a bottle within 5 seconds or less.

The Challenge

Automatic flywheels introduction (from part washer)

  • Automatically convey filled bottles to assemble station (multiple sizes)
  • Automatically sort and orient triggers for assembly (multiple types)
  • Automatically torque triggers to bottles within specifications
  • Ultrasonically weld triggers to bottles

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

  • Part rate of 1 part assembled every 50 seconds or less
  • Parts are automatically assembled
  • All trigger closure torque’s are verified and tracked
  • All parts are 100% verified
  • Bad parts are automatically identified and segregated

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