DMW Automation has developed component orienting solutions aimed at customers who require high-quality equipment and quick changeover along with minimal operator intervention and/or adjustments. Our orientor design is based on our proven rotary labeler technology. It uses a patented helix/cam or servomotor-driven technology to positively bring components to the correct orientation. Our orientors are currently in operation at speeds up to 300 parts per minute.
Two types of orientation can be performed:
|Fixed-rotation bottle orientor.|
This approach is generally used when a component is fed onto a machine but may be 180 degrees out of orientation, such as a bottle with an offset neck or handle that can be pointed in the wrong direction prior to filling and capping.
A vision inspection station verifies the orientation of the component as it enters the machine. If it is properly oriented the tooling holding the component is not allowed to rotate and the component continues to be fed in its proper orientation. If the component needs orientation, the tooling holding the component is allowed to rotate 180 degrees utilizing our patented helix and cam technology and the component is then correctly oriented.
Orientation verification can be confirmed by another vision inspection station prior to exiting the machine. This approach is less costly and less complex than the variable-rotation approach described below, however it is limited to a fixed 180 degrees rotation.
This approach is generally used when a component is fed onto a machine but is randomly orientation versus what is needed for its next process step. The general machine design remains the same as a fixed rotation system except that the tooling holding the component is controlled by an individual servomotor instead of DMW Automation’ patented helix and cam technology.
A vision inspection station verifies the orientation of the component as it enters the machine and individual servomotors rotate the tooling holding the component into the correct orientation. Orientation verification can be confirmed by another vision inspection station prior to exiting the machine. This approach is more costly and more complex than the fixed-rotation approach described above, however it has much greater flexibility orienting each component a unique amount.
DMW Automation offers integration of its orientors into our customers' existing assembly and packaging lines.
Examples of equipment we have made for these types of lines include:
For more information about DMW Automation's orientors, and our custom automation equipment and systems services, please call us at 847-437-0665 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.