Automatic Transfer Mold System with Automated Part Feeding and Indexing
A safety products company needed a special purpose machine for attaching tie points onto elastic bands to hold molded respirator masks – a highly labor-intensive process. Creative Automation developed a unique process to precisely feed and index the elastic band through an automatic molding machine.
The Challenge: Automating a Complex Cut-and-Assemble Process
The manufacturer required a more efficient means of attaching tie points onto respirator mask bands while maintaining constant tension. Though the elastic material was readily available, their present method of cutting strips and manually attaching molded ends was extremely labor intensive. A unique machine automation solution was required to streamline this complex process.
The Solution: Custom Automated Process System for Part Feeding, Cutting, and Assembly
Creative designed and fabricated a special purpose process system which precisely feeds and indexes the elastic band through an automatic molding machine. Two separate servo-driven feed rollers are used to consistently feed the elastic band through the mold while maintaining constant tension. The second roller set includes an automatic cutter to separate the straps after the ends had been molded in place.
Custom Process Equipment and Machine Solutions for Safety Product Manufacturers
From process development to systems integration, Creative delivers practical automation solutions for today’s safety product manufacturers. Our turnkey special purpose systems are engineered to accommodate each customer’s specific requirements and integrate seamlessly with their ongoing production processes. We help our customers achieve higher quality, efficiency, and sustainability through the art of machine automation.