Mecelec Design Ltd has designed and built a machine for a pharmaceutical customer that carries out a push-fit operation on loosely-assembled parts placed into a nest on the machine.
The final overall length of the assembly was critical, and the machine demonstrates good capability (C pk ) in this respect.
The customer had an urgent requirement for this machine, which was delivered to them less than six working weeks after placing the order. To achieve this, careful consideration was made during the design phase to incorporate only parts which were readily available.
The machine uses pneumatic logic to control the sequencing of its two pneumatic cylinders. That is to say it has no need for an electrical supply and requires only a regular compressed air supply.
The machine requires extremely little maintenance. All parts are corrosion-resistant, in line with common practice for machines supplied by Mecelec Design Ltd.
The machine may be worktop-mounted, making it a straightforward task to achieve a correct working height for the Operator. The nest requires only a light push and pull action, making for excellent ergonomics.