High Quality, Flexible Point-to-Point Soldering Solution
Edgewater Automation Posted 05/30/2012
When a leader in the electronic industry needed to automate their control module, they looked for an experienced designer and builder of custom automation equipment known for their innovative automated solutions and found Edgewater Automation in St. Joseph, Michigan.
To create a flexible soldering solution that was capable of soldering circuit boards at a higher quality and faster production speed then previously realized.
Edgewater Automation provided a robotic 8-station rotary dial that allowed “point-to-point” soldering of the electrical switches to circuit boards. The high number of current and future models required a high-degree of flexibility and programmability. Each of the four robots are equipped with special heads that are programmed to solder up to four points on each of the models, and any of the robots can perform the work of the other. Future models can be accommodated with additional robot programming, and a nest changeover.
The customer benefited by having a higher-quality product with increased flexibility, as well as lowering production cost by only requiring one operator for part loading.