Increased global competitions and new innovations are top challenges faced by companies in the electronics industry. Electronics manufacturers must become more flexible and cost-efficient.

Sipotek have helped electronics manufacturers with advanced automation solutions that increase manufacturing productivity and effectiveness.

Sorting and Feeding of 30 types of casings

The parts are presorted on the tracks of the feeding bowl. Final sorting in the desired position of the parts takes place over an air jet control on a conveyor belt that is integrated in the feeding bowl. Depending on the part types, the valves are activated over the SPC. On the following accumulation belt, the guide channel of the respective parts width is automatically adjusted.

Performance: 50 pcs/min.

Sorting and Feeding of Capacitors

Over a hopper system, capacitors run into a feeding bowl where they are sorted and separated. The outlet tracks are turned by 90° which leads the parts correctly oriented onto two accumulation lines. At the same time, a suction system passes a workpiece from each track to the customer’s system.

Performance: 30 pcs/min.

Sorting and Feeding of Plastic Capacitor Casings

Operation Description: The parts are pre-sorted in the bowl feeder on three tracks. To detect the orientation of the opening, proximity switches are employed. The three individual tracks run together into one track on the linear track. The post-inspection of the orientation is carried out with a further sensor. All incorrectly lying pieces are blown out, back into the bowl. The parts are accumulated on the linear track and at the end they are passed freely running to the subsequent machine.

Performance: 300 parts per minute

Sorting and Feeding of 8 Types of Caps F6

Operation Description: The parts are passed into the bowl feeder via a chute in which a quantity of purely one type of component has been loaded. After the sorting they are passed over a linear track with the orientation ‘standing lengthwise, the rectangular opening with the white seal downwards’ to a rotating glass plate.

A camera views from underneath the plate through the glass into the opening of the cap and checks it according to the above mentioned criteria. The pieces are blown subsequently into the bags. When 5000 +/- 5 pieces is reached then a bag-change takes place. The pieces which are not usable are discarded at a separate station into a container.

Performance: 100 parts per minute

Handling of 3 Types of Electrical Mouldings

Operation Description: The components arts are operator placed into a 10 Litre vibratory bowl feeder. Pre-orientation takes place in the bowl mechanically; no tooling sections are required to be changed in the bowl. Air jets are changed for different component types via rapid action couplings. The required final orientation is on the dowelled exchangeable linear track tooling sections. When finally orientated, the parts are transferred to the conveyor belt provided by the customer into the assembly process machine.

Performance: Single outlet at 70 parts per minute

Sorting and Feeding of Fixed Contacts

Operation Description: Positionally correct sorting and arrangement singly at the end of a linear stretch for extraction by a customer handler.

Performance: 12 parts per minute