Flexible Automation designed and built a workcell that automated the handling and inspection routines. The workcell is equipped with an EPSON TT8800 robot and a simple pneumatic gripper. The robot picks up a connector from an incoming conveyor and loads it into a blanking press. After blanking, the part is transferred to a station that performs an electrical test. Next the part is moved to an automated vision inspection station that checks for flaws created during the injection molding process.
Two EPSON TT8550 SCARA Robots were selected for the complex motion tasks such as palletizing, screw driving and precision assembly; pneumatic devices were used for simple pick and place operations. Prior experience with EPSON robots had proven the reliability and robustness of the robots.
Using an EPSON robot as the material handling device, Novi Systems Ltd., developed a workcell that automatically test inhalers and records the test results. Called ICTUS - the Automated Andersen, the cell performs all the material handling, testing, result recording and equipment clean-up previously done manually.