Automated assembly machines allow companies to create high-quality parts and products in an expedited fashion. Traditionally, many individual had to be hired to create products. As the assembly line came around, less people were needed. The issue with traditional methods of assembling goods is that there is a lack of precision and consistency (especially when mass producing items). Creating, installing, and using automated assembly machines will allow you to hire less workers. This will save the company money, will lessen work place accidents, and increase product consistency. Adding automated assembly machines to your factory or warehouse will help business, but the creation of the machines is not simple and straightforward. There are many different things to consider when building a custom assembly machine. It is best to enlist the help of a trusted professional who will walk you through the whole process: from planning, to creating and instillation.
Considering that each industry and company is different, no two automated assembly machines are created the same. A custom machine will be built from the ground up, so that the machine meets exact specifications. Ideally, a company will work with you to develop the concept of your machine. All you need to know is what you want the machine too do. The concept of the machine is the first place to start. During this process you will evaluate the feasibility of the project. If there are any roadblocks, which there usually are one or two, alternative conceptual idea will be discussed as potential solutions.
The next step is front-end engineering. This step is important for the builder of the machine. This is where important questions get asked and answered. How will the machine work? How long will it take to build? What will the total cost of construction be?
After these questions are answered phase three can begin. During this time the machine is being designed. This includes 3-D modeling, force calculations, and finalized machine design.
The next step is to program the machine. All the controls will be set to function accurately. During this phase electrical design is completed as well as complete data collections.
Once automation is set the machine can finally be fabricated.
The last thing to be done to machines, before shipping for installment, is to test each machine thoroughly. This last step is important because it allows the builder to fix any/all kinks or glitches.
Theses are the six stages of creating an automated assembly machine.