At over 12m long, the final assembly solution comprised of 3 modules, with each carrying out the assembly and testing of one of 3 sub-assemblies. Module #1 assembled the lower part of the device, which included auto-feeding of, and foiling of a plastic bung, dispensing of a reagent into a vial and then the assembly of the vial and bung and then transferring to a feed system to be fed to Module #3
Module #2 assembled a handle and swab type device, which had two variants. Both components were automatically fed into the machine using bowl feeders and step feeders. The two products had vision inspection tests carried out before being assembled. A final Pull test was carried to ensure the assembly was correctly assembled, and then offloaded on to an output conveyor which fed into module #3.
Module #3 was fed with sub-assembled devices from module #1 & #2. The main body of the assembly was also fed into the machine. The swab/handle assembly was located on a dial plate and lowered into a chemical solution, on exit, it was then assembled to the main body. The sub-assembly from module #1 was then loaded into the dial plate. Tooling was then used to push the three sub-assemblies together before being unloaded to an output conveyor