Automated Assembly Equipment
Setpoint has more experience with more industries with more machines than anyone*. We can handle your unique situation.
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Setpoint Custom Services:
We Integrate Automation:
Why should you automate?
- Improve quality – Machinery does repetitive tasks more accurately.
- Reduce scrap costs – In process inspections save time wasted working on a bad part.
- Smaller footprint – Newer automation designs using Lean Manufacturing techniques can greatly reduce the floor space needed. (See the example below)
- Increase throughput – Machines don’t call in sick, have an emotional day, take breaks or have attitude a machine is there to do what it is was designed to do over and over consistently and predictively.
- Improve manufacturing processes – Lean Manufacturing utilizes smaller more versatile machines with better operational availability, quicker changeover times and smaller footprint.
Working closely with your team, Setpoint will design a solution to resolve problems in your assembly process and build a machine that delivers high quality parts.
What will it cost?
Use our Return on Investment (ROI) calculator, it will help you evaluate if there is a benefit to purchase capital equipment and a range of how much you can invest.
- Is my desire for automation emotional or real?
- What are we doing now?
- What do I want it to be?
- What is that value over time?
- Do I have a budget for this and how much should I pay?
- Do I have a clear concise Scope of Work (SOW)?
- If I do need this automation, when?
- How many machines will I need to accomplish my goal?
- Who or what will adding this automation affect?
- Which automation integrator should I use? That’s easy SETPOINT!
It is part of our service to help you know and answer these questions to help us provide exactly what you need.
Smaller Footprint Example – Micro Gas Generator (MGG) Assembly
Setpoint was challenged to design a smaller assembly machine with increased throughput. The customer was moving to a new, facility and needed a custom automated assembly line that allowed them to realize better floor space utilization. Additionally, they wanted something that could produce more parts.
Setpoint visited the site to study the existing process and then created a simulation model of the production line to better define the new system and identify potential constraints and problem areas. When the time came for a detailed design, Setpoint’s solution included leading edge technologies applied in innovative ways:
- A vision-guided SCARA robot for product placement based on a multitude of criteria
- Identification and segregation of faulty components
- Vision systems that identified part compliance and process validation
- Pyrotechnic weigh and fill systems
- Precision scales that verified accurate pyrotechnic loading
Overall, there were 39 simultaneous operations occurring within a 3 second cycle. To reduce the amount of wiring, Setpoint used Ethernet IP, minimizing controls, diagnostics, and communication lines needed. This meant that less of everything was required to bring a sophisticated line to fruition.
Mike Fielding of Rockwell Automation said, "It is the most I/O intensive machine in North America."
Setpoint’s custom machine increased throughput, decreased labor minutes per unit, and significantly reduced required floor space.
*May be a slight exaggeration, but not much