Simplimatic Simplifies Electronic Assembly

Simplimatic Automation, a worldwide manufacturer and integrator of material handling and automation equipment, is working on the fifth system for the world’s leading provider of satellite-supplied broadband services. Thus far, Simplimatic has delivered and installed four automation systems that flawlessly integrate FANUC robotics, Simplimatic conveyor, and custom automation.

These robotic lines manufacture Outdoor Unit (ODU) and Indoor Unit (IDU) receivers which enable dependable satellite communications for homes and businesses around the globe. The lines successfully automate complicated and repetitive tasks previously performed by hand and have helped to achieve quality consistency and increased manufacturing throughput.

The fifth system, an IDU kitting cell, includes flat belt conveyors, a pallet destacker, hoppers for parts, and a FANUC LR Mate 200iD equipped with a Fanuc iRVision system.

The cell begins with an operator filling the three-basin hopper with an Ethernet cord, a power cord, and a DC power supply. The components then travel under the FANUC robot which is mounted to the top of the kitting cell. Using the iRvision system, the robot quickly detects each element and matches it with a diagrammed cardboard base placed on the conveyor from the pallet destacker. The three-component packs then travel along flat belt conveyor for shrink wrapping and packaging.

“Our customer is really excited with what we’ve created for them,” Project Manager, Paul McKinney, said. “We have been able to add an entirely new level of automation for them.”

These systems are a perfect showcase for Simplimatic’s high-quality engineering services, precise assembly practices, and dedicated integration and support. This multi-faceted level of support has ensured this company, along with many others, will return to Simplimatic time and time again for their material handling, automation, and robotics manufacturing and integration needs.

For every customer, Simplimatic designs, manufactures and integrates each system to achieve customers’ unique production needs. Even after integration, upgrades or questions are always a phone call away with Simplimatic’s 24/7 emergency phone support.

If your company is interested in creating a custom production line with Simplimatic’s expert engineering services, call our experienced staff of production managers and engineers at 800.294.2003.