Marne, MI (February 22nd, 2016) DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce their newest innovation of a robotic fastener insertion machine. This machine is the first of its kind in the United States allowing up to eight fasteners in an automated process. The customer’s complex parts will be generated in one setup, ensuring every fastener is installed correctly and in the proper orientation.
The insertion machine features a Fanuc robot that positions parts into a custom made press which is supplied with eight vibratory bowl feeders. The bowl feeders are proficient in supplying studs and nuts automatically. The robot is equipped with an automatic tool changer to switch between fixtures that are designed to work with flat material, and use a series of vacuum cups to maneuver the parts. This new innovation will improve production efficiency allowing customers to see consistent and accurate insertion of fasteners.
The automated fastener insertion machine was created around the lean manufacturing concept known as one piece flow. One piece flow helps to limit work in process inventory, decrease lead time, and improve quality. This will help improve the scheduling process for both current and future customers. DeWys Manufacturing looks forward to increasing our contract manufacturing capabilities and meeting our customer needs utilizing this new automated fastener insertion machine.