Following 100% manual inspections the kitting operation was still unable to produce the desired result and the company continued to fail to provide end customers with accurate kits.
The 851 model of small part checkweighers from CASI were installed to carry out automatic weigh functionalities.
The small part checkweighers weigh each kit in line once they have been bagged by the AutoBaf Kit-Veyor kitting machine.
The new system operates as follows:
- Fasteners are kitted and bagged
- Kits are dropped onto the TransMaster low profile in-feed conveyers
- Each kit is automatically weighed by the checkweighers at over 40 bags per minute
- If a kit does not meet the appropriate weight the SortMaster 110 reject device diverts it to an individual bin