Lanco Integrated has designed and built an automated system that assembles three variants of a rice-sized subassembly for a microelectromechanical system used in medical and consumer electronic devices. The subassemblies had previously been manually produced.
The solution features Lanco’s MPS 120 pallet-transfer system and a rotary dial designed for interconnecting diverse technologies and complex processes into a number of compact work cells. The system produces at a rate of 1,440 parts per hour. A comprehensive data collection system allows the customer to monitor more than 500 different data points for each part as it moves through the assembly process.
Lanco engineers knew that working at the micron level meant that every part of the process would be subject to movement that could not be seen, the company shared in a news release. Eighteen six-axis robots resulted in a smaller floor footprint, the confidence that movement degrees of freedom would not be a limiting factor, and the payload flexibility met tough holding, vision and dispensing expectations, the company explained.
Lanco shared automation solutions at ATX East Booth #1808 December 7-9, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.