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Tape Application Machine (Small Plastic Parts)

Intec Automation, Inc. has been designing and building a variety of tape application machines over the past 20 years. A multitude of products and parts today require tape application for either physical attachment, or for masking. Whether it be muntin bars for windows, roof ditch moldings and bodyside claddings for cars and trucks, printed circuit boards before coating, or small plastic parts that need to be attached, Intec has a machine solution for you.

This machine was designed and built for a plastic injection molding company who supplies parts to a variety of industries, including medical, industrial, and automotive. This machine automatically feeds (7) different clips (all with different sizes and geometries) where they subsequently receive promotor, the promoter is dried, a UV sensor inspects promoter presence, tape is dispensed and applied, and finished parts are inspected and offloaded.

In addition to engineering the design and control systems, we built and wired the electrical cabinets and fabricated the machine components in-house. Having direct oversight of the project enabled us to complete it in just 26 weeks. Successful factory acceptance testing, installation, and training took place.

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Project Highlights

Machine Description and Highlights
  • (2) Vibratory Bowls with Automatic Feed
  • (7) Types of Plastic Clips (All with different sizes and geometries)
  • (5) Different Types of Tape
  • (2) Types of Promotor
  • Precision Dispensing
  • Drying of Promotor
  • UV Sensing
  • Camera Vision Inspection for Tape Cut and Placement
  • 30PPM (Parts Per Minute); 2-Seconds Per Part
  • Heavy Duty Welded Frame with Casters
  • EWON Remote Access
Capabilities Applied
  • Clean Sheet Design and Build
  • Mechanical Engineering and Machine Design
  • Electrical and controls engineering, panel building, PC and PLC programming
  • Program management and technical buying
  • In-house fabrication, assembly, test and debug
  • Factory acceptance testing, training and installation assistance
Industry for Use
Plastics Injection Molder
Delivery/Turnaround Time
26 weeks
Delivery Location
Pennsylvania
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