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Intelligent Inline Buffer and Storage Machine

challenge

A leading global electronics manufacturer needed an automatic storage buffer machine to temporarily store and retrieve excess parts of inkjet cartridges in its high-volume production lines. Storage capacity would range from 10,000 to 40,000 parts.
 
The client required a cycle rate of 40 to 150 parts per minute, 99.9% uptime, 24/7 operation, constant tracking of all parts and data integrity to prevent any mixing of batches or errors in sequencing.

solution

Flexible and intelligent control program that could handle various line conditions was made possible via a fully-integrated automatic storage-retrieval system and pick-and-place system, The storage tray could be easily customized to handle products of different shapes and sizes, Concurrent loading and unloading of parts with output of up to 150 ppm and uptime of more than 99.9%, Flexibility of the line was achieved through user-configurable settings, Batch size and release sequence was programmable, Accurate time stamp for parts in storage to ensure accurate parts tracking, First-in-first-out sequence and batch integrity, High-end controller with user-friendly operator interface via touch screen

outcomes and benefits

The machine designed by our team not only provided an efficient means to store and organize WIP parts with minimum usage of floor area, it also increased production line efficiency and reduced downtime.
 
With this machine, a line could be shut down for maintenance while unaffected lines continued operating. Jams and stoppages could also be isolated easily without stopping the production line.
 
Specific batches of products could be held, rejected, or bypassed based on time stamps for testing, aging, or packaging purposes. “Bad” batches of products could also be removed from the line before they complete all the processes, reducing wastage.
 
Built to CE and NRTL quality standards, this machine could be adapted to handle plastic or metal components.
 
Because of its efficient design, we have delivered more than 100 such units worldwide.
Automatic Storage and Buffer Machine Maximizes Production Line Efficiency
Industry
Consumer Products
Technical Capabilities
Material Handling Solutions Metal Processing Plastics Processing Software & Data Integration
Region
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