ELECYLINDER Application #1: Improving Inspection of Shampoo Bottles
Problem: defective products got past the rejection process due to the slow movement of the air cylinder (A) that was caused by the fluctuation of the source of air pressure. When the movement is too slow, an alarm activates and a temporary stop occurs.
Likewise, before the air cylinder (B) discharges a defect, a new shampoo pack feeds onto the weight checker conveyor, which disables a weight measurement. When that fails, the alarm activates and a temporary stop occurs.
3 times x 10 minutes = 30 minutes per day of recovery time.
Solution: Replace air cylinders with ELECYLINDERs from IAI.
Thanks to no speed fluctuations, defective products are not getting past the rejection process. The alarm no longer activates, and processes function as normal.
Because there are no speed fluctuations, another shampoo pack is no longer fed onto the weight checker conveyor before the proper time. The alarm does not activate, and processes continue as normal.
Zero time lost during recovery per day!
ELECYLINDER Application #2: Improving Packing of Cardboard Boxes
Problem: sometimes the back inner lids could not be folded because of delayed timing of the air cylinder. When a problem occurs in folding the inner lids, the conveyor stops to adjust the speed controller of the air cylinder and to redo the packing. This adjustment cycle is 10 minutes long, and occurs 3 times per day.
Cardboard boxes are transferred on a conveyor and a front lid is folded inward by blade. After a sensor detects the cardboard box, the air cylinder moves down the arm to fold the back inner lid inward. Errors at this point in the cycle result in recovery time.
Solution: Replace air cylinder with ELECYLINDER from IAI.
There is no delayed timing of the arm's downward movement, which eliminates the folding errors of the back inner lid. Speed controller adjustment and re-packing of 30 minutes per day have been eliminated.
After successful folding of the inner lids, the the cardboard box continues the folding process. The cardboard box moves forward with outer lids touching the guide bars, the outer lids are gradually folded inwards. A successfully folded box is then transferred to the taping device.
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