A manufacturer of semiconductor components manually assembles computer clocks consisting of a semiconductor chip, quartz crystal and battery. They came to us with the requirement to greatly increase their production capacity while reducing the manufacturing costs. Additionally to be fully effective, a requirement for 100% testing of the finished assembly was added.
Creative Automation designed and manufactured a dial type automatic transfer and assembly system that performed the following operations. Automatic chip loading, feeding, orienting, forming leads and assembly of quartz crystals to chip, automatic positioning, voltage check and placing a battery onto the chip, soldering crystal and chip leads to chip without shorting the battery. Automatic testing of the finished assembly followed by placing the assemblies onto a fixture pallet for the next operation. All of the above operations were performed automatically, no hand labor required.