CDS Manufacturing designed and built this automatic knife handle assembly machine.
This system utilizes a vision inspection system and a rotator to orient and feed knife handles to a blade insertion station. A dual headed pick and place positiions a pair of handles at the end of the system where the blades are inserted. Part present sensors confirm that the all of the components are in position before a heating element assembles the parts.
|Part Description||Knife Handle and Blade|
|Industry Served||Consumer products|
|Machine Rate||20 parts per minute|
|Process Overview||Knife handles are automatically fed and oriented using a vibratory feeder and vision inspection system. The operator manually loads two blades into the assembly station. A dual headed pick and place positions two handles at the assembly station. The assembly equipment cycles inserting the blades into the handles. The operator removes the finished assemblies.|
|Flexibility||No. Custom tooling. Dedicated system.|
|Optional Equipment Available||Yes. Hopper elevator, automatic blade feeding equipment, pick and place removal of assemblies.|