Automated Assembly Systems

This automated machine is for the assembly of contact arms used in mid sized circuit breakers and is typical of the style manufactured by ALPHA AUTOMATION.

View showing bowl feeders for copper contact (left) and plated steel arm (right).

Pick and place arms move the oriented contact from the bowl feeder outputs and place them in hardened nest in the rotary table.

Vacuum Pick-Up Assembly

Vacuum pickup used to place copper contact in plated steel arm.

A small step motor is used to rotate the contact to help in registration of contact stem to hole in arm.

Automated Rotary Mechanism

Rotary mechanism to remove completed assemblies from nest and drop into output chute.

Pneumatic and Control Section

Electrical Section

This machine uses a single board embedded computer programmed in C language.