Model AP-110 Part Placer With Track And Vibratory Feeder Bowl

Automating your assembly processes is a surefire way to improve efficiency and precision on your production line. Not sure where to begin? Take a look at your parts loading process. Doing it manually is repetitive, time-consuming, and can lead to errors. Dixon Automatic Tool, Inc’s auto-fed part placers can help streamline operations and improve production line efficiency. 

Benefits of Automated Assembly Solutions

Dixon Automatic Tool’s auto-fed part placers make the placement of parts in your assembly quicker, more accurate, and less labor-intensive. Our machines adapt to a wide range of applications, from electronics and automotive to consumer goods, making them a versatile, cost-effective choice.

Auto-fed part placers offer important benefits such as:

  • Increased Efficiency: Auto-fed part placers eliminate manual loading, boosting production speed for higher output volumes.
  • Improved Accuracy: Precise placement minimizes errors and rejects, reducing waste and rework.
  • Enhanced Worker Comfort: Freeing workers from repetitive tasks reduces fatigue and improves morale.
  • Better Safety: Automating potentially hazardous processes lowers the risk of workplace injuries, creating a safer workplace.
  • Cost Savings: Automation reduces the need for manual labor in repetitive and tedious tasks, allowing staff to focus on other important activities.

Step-by-Step Setup Guide

Setting up your Dixon automatic equipment is pretty straightforward and simple. The following steps will help guide you through the process. 

  1. Initial Assessment and Planning: Before introducing an auto-fed part placer into your production line, assess your current setup and identify the processes that would benefit most from automation. Consider factors such as the parts you are placing (size, shape, and material), their required precision, and overall production volume and speed. 
  2. Choosing the Right Model: Dixon Automatic Tool offers a diverse selection of auto-fed part placers, from vibratory bowl feeders to pick and place robotic end effectors, each designed for different types of parts and production scales. Analyze your needs and select a model that best fits your application. Dixon’s expert team can recommend a product suited to your unique requirements.
  3. Installation and Integration: Once you’ve chosen a model, the next step is installation. Position the auto-fed part placer in your production line so it’s properly aligned with upstream and downstream processes. Connect the machine to your production line’s control system to enable synchronized operation.
  4. Configuration and Calibration: With the machine in place, configure it according to the specific requirements of the parts it will handle. This includes setting and fine-tuning feed rates, orientation, and other important parameters. Test with a variety of parts to ensure smooth feeding and accurate placement.
  5. Training and Operation: Educate your staff on how to operate and maintain the auto-fed part placer. Training should include starting and stopping the machine, loading materials, troubleshooting common issues, and performing routine maintenance. 
  6. Monitoring and Optimization: Continuous monitoring is the best way to ensure your parts placer is performing to the best of its abilities. Adjust settings such as feed rates and recalibrate the system for better accuracy as needed. Preventive maintenance will extend the lifespan of your equipment. 

Dixon Automatic Tool’s auto-fed part placers can transform your production line, leading to better efficiency, accuracy, and safety. They’re a modern solution that can give you a competitive edge in the evolving manufacturing landscape.