Arthur G. Russell Co.
Designing a product for ease of assembly is an important consideration for manually assembled products. But, it’s absolutely vital if the product is to be assembled automatically. For example, a cylindrical, asymmetrical part is easy for a person to pick up and install manually. In contrast, feeding and installing the same part in an automated assembly system will require an expensive vision system to determine its orientation. For economic and efficient automated assembly, engineers must consider the design of the parts and the overall assembly. This presentation will provide some pointers.