Road to automating insertion processes – Key points to success and Fuji solutions –
We aim to provide companies that are looking to introduce automatic insertion machines and individuals who would like to know more about the automation of manual insertion processes with information concerning the latest robotics and current trends for insertion machines. We also provide check points from the point of view of a robotics manufacturer that should be covered when looking to select the right automatic insertion equipment.
Starting small in automating insertion processes using SCARA robots Panel Assembly Robot Cell – SmartWing BA
SmartWing BA is part of the Fuji SmartWing series of small articulated robots that make it possible to automate various processes in a factory. SmartWing BA is a Robot Cell package solution that includes the functions required for panel assembly processes.
Reduce the time operators are tied up in changeover work to zero – NXTR PM Smart Changer
The process of changing product models from the current production to the next production involves a number of manual processes such as solder collection, mask replacement, and replacement of panel backup blocks and backup pins. It takes a lot of time and effort on the part of operators to perform these tasks. Fuji has already employed automation at its machines in the form of non-stop solder and cleaning paper supply during production, and automatically changing conveyor widths and backup pins. In addition to these, NXTR PM also allows for automatic exchange of screen masks using the PM Smart Changer, making it possible to reduce the time operators are tied up in changeover work to zero. All operators need to do is have the masks and backup blocks needed for next production ready in the Smart Changer rack, which they can do at a time of their own choosing, and load the Smart Changer rack into the NXTR PM. When a command to change product models is issued from the upper system, solder collection, mask exchange, backup block and backup pin change, conveyor width change, and solder supply are all performed automatically.
Automate Nozzle Cleaning, Inspection, and Setting – Smart Nozzle Cleaner
We are introducing Smart Nozzle Cleaner as a tool that allows operators to be free from such maintenance work and time while effectively using the required quantity of nozzles in a timely manner.
Smarter Factories with Digital Twin
Automation and digitization to attain digital twin with a focus on enabling production in which there is no difference (zero gaps) between the "virtual" and the "real".
Solutions for handling large parts using sFAB-D
There are many cases of automotive boards such as ECUs having large connectors that exceed 100 mm in length. We suspect that the usage of such parts is going to increase in future. However, the packaging for such parts is very large and it was required to place these parts in a smaller tray to use them with conventional supply units. In addition, there was the issue in which the part supply cycles would increase because the quantity of parts supplied per tray was small.