Major Contact Lens Manufacturer
To automate a very labor intensive operation of adhering a lens disc to a metal block. Once attached, the assembly goes to a precision lathe operation for the cutting of the concave contour.
To utilize a twelve station rotary indexer with several automatic stations which involves two vibratory feeding stations for the feeding of the blocks and lens.
The stainless steel blocks required heating to 175 degrees before the adhesive could be applied. This was done utilizing a resistance welding head.
The amount of adhesive applied had to be consistent within + 5 degrees.
After cooling, the assembly must withstand a rotational force test.
12 station rotary indexing system with high heat resistance fixtures.
Safety interlocking guarding system per OSHA standards.
Allen-Bradley SLC-500 control system.