Case Studies

CASE STUDY: Screw Thread Check

Case StudiesOverviewThe Problem A manufacturer in the automotive industry produces a high-value component for high-end car engines. In the past, they have checked the threads in this part by hand; having workers on the production line who would manually insert a screw...

CASE STUDY: Microscope Slide Assembly

Case StudiesOverviewThe Problem The automation of microscope slide assembly is challenging. Glass microscope slides are fragile, and cover glasses are thinner and even more delicate. Often, assembly is in a clean-room environment to avoid cross-contamination of slides...

CASE STUDY: Medical Assembly

Case StudiesOverviewThe Problem The modern manufacture of medical equipment such as surgical needles, medical catheters and other disposable parts have high manufacturing standards. Rigorous production and test procedures are a necessity to maintain high quality...

CASE STUDY: Chip Mounting

Case StudiesOverviewThe Problem Most production line chip mounting processes have restrictions because of the speed of their pick and place system. Using traditional pneumatic actuators results in a short life-span, a high failure rate and the system can therefore...

ORLIN Case Studies

ORLIN provides a personal, reliable, professional service to our customers and has been in business for over a decade. Some case studies of our applications in use demonstrate our fantastic track record of satisfied customers. The versatility and success of ORLIN’s...

CASE STUDY: Screen Printing for Circuit Boards

Overview

In order to improve the accuracy and speed of screen printing circuit boards, a client came to us with the following issue:

The Problem

To print a circuit board accurately every time, a squeegee has to press the ink through the screen evenly and maintaining the proper force. This requires a reactive, intelligent actuator solution to apply even pressure to ensure a perfect finish on the end product rather than a set motion, direction and speed.

The ORLIN Solution

Two SMAC LAL-90 actuators with reactive software to establish and maintain the correct position and force for the squeegee. As the squeegee is moved over the screen, the actuators track each other to maintain their position. Therefore there is a dynamic adjustment of the force applied by each actuator.

Control of force is +/- 25g, whereas position control is maintained to +/- 5 encoder counts.

Screen Printing for circuit boards

OTHER CASE STUDIES

Other Case Studies
CASE STUDY: Chip Mounting

CASE STUDY: Chip Mounting

Case StudiesOverviewThe Problem Most production line chip mounting processes have restrictions because of the speed of...