A customer designing a machine to automatically
unload a CNC machine approached CMDI for help with the linear motion
and programming required to complete this machine design.
Bin Shuffler Tower
A manufacturing customer who specializes in specific
parts assembly was experiencing quality control issues. In
particular, managing the parts available to the assembly had become
a problem for this manufacturer. To solve quality concerns the
customer designed a parts management system using 80/20 products.
The system operated as such:
• Four bin selection towers each held eight bins
• Only the parts bins needed for the part being assembled were
• Each tower had three air cylinders, a cable pulley system, and a
Tol-O-Matic brake to raise or lower the needed bins into position
• Once in position the assembly technician could pull the needed
parts from the parts’ bin storage
The customer had already completed basic assembly on the bin towers
but needed completion of final assembly in addition to a software
package to control the towers.
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