DMW Automation has over 35 years of experience in designing and building puck handling systems. Generally, puck handling systems are used when the components being handled for transport are unstable and cannot be conveyed without being supported. Also, puck handling systems are used when components require a specific orientation to be kept throughout various assembly steps. We have developed and manufactured puck handlings systems that perform at speeds up to 1200 parts per minute.
Pucks are typically made out of a plastic material; however, this can be changed as required. The majority of puck applications use round pucks but other shapes can also be used (i.e. oval, square). A conveyance system is used to transport the pucks between various assembly or packaging operations.
Pucks can be handled by continuous-motion or indexing platforms for both assembly and packaging. When product orientation is critical to the assembly or packaging process, the pucks are designed with a feature that allows them to either be oriented through the whole conveyance, or re-oriented prior to each assembly step.
DMW Automation has used puck handling systems to:
In addition, we will integrate 3rd party solutions into our puck handling systems for added capability and performance. For example, it is common practice to add labeling systems, inspection and vision cameras to verify proper assembly, or to add printing systems to apply identification or lot number information.
Examples of equipment DMW Automation has made for these types of lines include:
For more information about DMW Automation's puck handling systems, and our custom automation equipment and systems services, please call us at 847-437-0665 or email us at email@example.com.