This industrial robot application - courtesy of Integrated Design Solutions - features three FANUC LR Mate 200iC Robots as they assemble medical test kits. The FANUC LR Mate 200iC, along with FANUC's built-in iRVision system, are an ideal fit for assembly applications thanks to their compact size and reliability.
First, at the station of the second LR Mate 200iC robot, good kit materials are cut into strips, four at a time. The cut strips are then separated and inspected for correct width using FANUC iRVision inspection. All out of specification material is automatically rejected by the system. While moving strips to the assembly dial, a bowlfeeder arranges and feeds medical devices to a shuttle, where the first LR Mate 200iC robot picks them up. As the second LR Mate places strips into devices, the first LR Mate prepares devices on the next station.
The hinges are then broken on the devices containing strips, and the strips are closed. Using FANUC iRVision, the second LR Mate 200iC is able to locate and reject bad material, and communicates to the cell so that only devices containing a strip of material are closed. A third LR Mate rejects any devices that are not closed. It also takes good strips to the conveyor. A humidity-removing packet called a desiccant is dropped just milliseconds after the device. Finally, pouches are printed, sealed and inspected.
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