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Automation of suture production: a feasibility study of automation at Dynek Sutures Pty. Ltd.
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The report you are about to read is a feasibility study of an automation project at Dynek Sutures Pty. Ltd. The project scope has been to develop an automated sequence that will transport the products from a high air pressured clean room into an adjacent material room, placing them in an over wrapping machine (OWM), and finally, automatically inspecting the quality and sorting them in batches. This report recommends a flat belt conveyor that transports the products out of the clean room. The products are kept in position with the assistance of rubber wheels above the belt in the wall interface. In the material room the products are automatically fed into floor mounted magazines equipped with a support device that prevents the products from falling in the wrong position. When a magazine is full, an operator has to change it and, either put it into the OWM or at a storage. This way the over wrapper only has to run a few times per day to process the daily production from the clean room. As the products exit the OWM they will be inspected by a vision system for flaws, blurs, missing print etc. Finally, the products are transferred to a rotating sorting system, which, based on information received from the vision system, directs the products to eight bins for different batches, plus one for spare products and one for rejects. A new layout has also been developed for the two rooms, which will provide a better utilization of space, a clear flow, and with dependent functions grouped together.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, automation, production
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58869ISRN: LTU-EX--02/030--SELocal ID: f6d89f56-5f9f-4338-8d17-c92a6d041e4dOAI: diva2:1032257
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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