Schneider, AB & Rockwell Automation

Client: Multinational Medical Device Company

Servo driven toothed belt drive indexing transfer system for contact lenses incorporating a new tray curing plate handling system to be retrofitted into the existing machinery

Lens Transport System

Project Brief

To design and build a retrofitted system that would improve process cycle time, reduce wasted product and reduce downtime.

Technical Solution

  • Tekpak designed and manufactured a new tray curing plate handling system which was retrofitted into an existing tray handling system.
  • The system operated using a servo toothed belt drive indexing transfer system
  • Several additional quality features were added which prevented the lenses from falling and detected any misplaced lenses
  • Communication with the clients existing control system was achieved using Profibus DP communication protocols.

Results

  • Improved cycle time
  • Reduced manual labour and engineer intervention
  • Reduced waste