Once the pre-preparation stages are complete materials can be scanned and loaded directly into the Carousel trays or DPL bins via the kitting station. Which is ESD Safe and mobile. Allowing it to be placed exactly where it’s needed.
The actual loading process of each tray is simple. A tray or storage bin has a unique barcoded ID added to it. The system parts dispenser(carousel) is loaded with a tray. The first piece of material from the displayed kitting list is selected. Part number or handling unit number is scanned into the Kitting station.
The Kitting station will then check the part number is correct against the Assembly station requirements and allow a storage bin or tray pocket to be selected. The pocket/bin is then filled and the next part selected. Parts need not be loaded in order and tray pockets can be selected in any sequence. The information will be noted in the Material Manager system.
If an incorrect part is scanned it will be rejected by the kitting station and error shown. If parts from the same assembly are scanned but not from the assembly stage being loaded the part will be rejected and an message displayed to the operator.