Hermetic Seal Tab Form, Punch and Place Station
Hermetic Seal Tab Form, Punch and Place Station

The Challenge

A diagnostic tests manufacturer required a station for forming, die cutting and placing a proprietary seal on a test strip. The station needed a small profile to allow integration into a larger assembly system.

The Solution

Creative Automation designed and fabricated a special reel to reel tooling system as seen on the left. The station operated in an "on demand" basis and is capable of forming, punching and precision placing tabs at rates of up to 30/minute. The assembly process included heat sealing the tab to the test strip.