There are different devices that can be used in the automatization process that reduces the time of manufacturing an item and it gets low cost of producing it. There is also the risk of generating protest from workers as they feel threatened by these machines, but in long terms, these devices will reflect a benefit to employees since those gadgets are destined to performed tasks that most of the time involved a high risk for the worker.
The choices are uncountable and many manufacturers around the world offer devices like automatic screw locking machines, automatic soldering machines, and, our topic for the day, automatic screw feeder devices – which work very close to the first machine mentioned above.
Generally, using an automatic screw feeder machine is an easy task to perform; operators just have to touch the tip of their tool to the screw, turn the drive, and finally fasten the screw in the right area. Most of these feeders require the presence of an operator in certain factories or companies; but nowadays most of the screw feeder (also known as the presenter of the dispenser) are attached or work in synchrony with an automatic robot arm provided with a screwdriver. All of the entire process, including an operator or not, is made with the simple intention of gaining time in the production process and increase the number of items manufactured by those automatized factories.
The question of how to use this device is not relying on the operator, since he already knows how this screw feeder works. The interrogative of how to use it is primarily in the mind of the engineer or system designer as well as the when and where these machines are really useful to the company itself.
First of all, it has to be taken into account if the presence of an automatic screw feeder device is necessary in the assembly process of the factory. Questioning how useful a screw feeder will be reduces the unnecessary investment in those companies that an automatic process is not needed, like small producing or artisanal companies.
Another factor to be taken into consideration is the position of the automatic screw dispenser in the premises of the factory. Needing an automatic device of this sort is not the only decision taking point to consider; moreover, the place in the assembly line of the manufactured product will reduce the time it takes to make it. Some important factors have to be considered at the moment of using an automatic screw feeder machine, for instance:
- It will be placed in a location where it doesn’t disrupt at all the assembly process.
- The design of the device has to be ergonomically made and the reachability has to be easy for the operator (if there is one)
- The maintenance and refilling of the screw dispenser have to be easily performed.
If there is going to be an operator for the device, all of the factors mentioned above are truly important in order to keep the health and good condition of this particular worker. Keep in mind that repeated movements will generate damage in the joints and backs of the employees and it is better to reduce any sort of injuries in people who are in charge or operating these automatic screw presenters.
The implementation of automatic screw dispensers or feeders is a good way to increase the speed of the assembly line with a 50% increase in velocity and productivity. But a good plan and design on the implementation, location, and maintenance of these devices are essential to generate a safe and productive environment which will be reflected in the good feeling of the entire group of employees and the profits your company will show after implementing the needed automatic screw feeder.
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