COMTECH NORTH AMERICA, 35 YEARS PROUDLY SERVING AMERICA & THE WORLD
Efficiency and innovation is what defines our parts feeding technology for most applications, even hard-to-feed or difficult-to-separate springs and parts, providing solutions for sorting & orienting mass produced parts for automation. These parts include all types of designs of compression, extension and torsion springs...with closed and open ends, snap rings, circlips, saw rings, O-rings, clips of all shapes and sizes, pins and more.
Design for assembly (DFA) is a process by which products are designed with ease of assembly in mind. If a product contains fewer parts it will take less time to assemble, thereby reducing assembly costs. In addition, if the parts are provided with features which make it easier to grasp, move, orient and insert them, this will also reduce assembly time and assembly costs. The reduction of the number of parts in an assembly has the added benefit of generally reducing the total cost of parts in the assembly. This is usually where the major cost benefits of the application of design for assembly occur. But when the product parts where not design especially for assembly you can talk to us.
We will provide you with solutions for difficult to handle parts and springs for a manual, semiautomated or automated applications.
Automated assembly systems are ideal for integration with other production lines so components can be automatically fed. Power and Free Assembly Systems are excellent for combining longer cycle time operations with shorter cycle time operations as well as for integrating assembly operations with Comtech solutions.
AUTOMATED SPRING & PARTS DETANGLING AND FEEDING
AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS FOR DETANGLING AND CONVEYING BULK SPRINGS AND PARTS
Most components supplied in the form of bulk material (e.g. springs, pins, sleeves, screws, rivets, locking rings, bent wire parts) are usually extensively tangled into each other, making it difficult to separate the individual parts. Manual separation and conveying during production is very time consuming and most of the time leads to higher costs, which in turn adds to the cost of your product. Our conveying technology automates and accelerates this procedure. An feed rate of up to 400 parts per minute can be realized, leading to an enormous increase in productivity. Valuable time is saved and costs are drastically reduced.
RELIABLE AND REPEATABLE FUNCTION AND VARIABLE CONVEYING SPEED
The bulk material enters the drum via the funnel. Rotation of the drum and strategically placed paddles carefully separate the springs or parts and move them onto the conveying track. The parts are oriented correctly using special baffles. They are then conveyed via custom shaped tracks or tubes, to an escapement or to the next piece of assembly equipment. The drum and drive assembly of the basic unit has a diameter of between 200mm and 650mm, adapted to suit the respective bulk material being separated. The drum and conveyor speeds can be continually regulated.
FROM COMPONENTS TO ASSEMBLY SYSTEM
Comtech's solutions are tailored solutions. We develop, design, and construct the following to suit your requirements:
• Individual components (drum, conveying tracks, linear conveyors, transfer units)
• Complete conveyor systems
• Combination and chain-linkage of conveying units
• Complete assembly systems
• Special machines produced to your or our design specifications
MULTIPLE TRACK CONVEYORS
Multiple track conveyance is possible, based on the design of the drum. Four to five tracks are usually sufficient, but we have built systems with up to 43 tracks. The number of tracks depends on the desired conveying output, and the size and shape of the parts. The shape of the part also determines the track size and shape, and the manner in which parts are organized, although the overall concept is based on our customer's specific requirements.
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Most small components supplied in the form of bulk material (e.g. springs, pins, sleeves, screws, rivets, locking rings, bent wire parts) are usually extensively tangled in each other, making it difficult to separate the individual parts. Manual separation and conveyin during production is very time consuming and leads to higher costs. Our conveying technology automates and accelerates this procedure. An ejection rate of up to 400 parts per minute can be achieved, leading to an enormous increase in productivity. Valuable time is saved and cost drastically reduced.
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