A safety products company needed a means of attaching tie points onto elastic bands to hold respirator masks. While the elastic material was readily available, their present method of cutting strips and manually attach molded ends was labor intense.
Creative Automation designed and fabricated a process to precisely feed and index the elastic band through an automatic molding machine. 2 servo driven feed rollers were used to feed the elastic band through the mold while maintaining a constant tension. The 2nd roller set included a cutter to separate the straps after the ends had been molded in place.