Hot plate welding machine
Being unable to source a hot plate welder that could be integrated within a production cell, Polypipe commissioned us to design and build a custom hot plate welder that could handle their range of plastic water cistern siphons.
The machine accepts two siphons directly from the unloading beam robot and automatically welds the siphon cap. The caps are held in a unique dual Archimedean screw magazine prior to welding giving approximately 20 minutes production time.
The system effectively enabled the complete process from moulding to completion to be supervised by a single member of staff.
The system could automatically be reconfigured to accept the complete range of siphon types and sizes.