Telephone Interconnect Pinch Block Assembler
Telephone Interconnect Pinch Block Assembler

The Challenge

A manufacturer of outdoor telephone cable equipment required a system to automatically punch, cutout and place grease barriers onto blocks consisting of a molded body and screw. This assembly is used to make final connections to telephone cables used in outdoor junction boxes.

The Solution

Creative Automation designed and manufactured a system that performed the above operations. Barrier material was fed from roll stock through a die set that punched the required hole pattern into the material. Using a dial type indexer, body components and screws were automatically fed and assembled. After these two components were assembled, the barrier was die cut from the material roll and placed onto the block. The complete assembly was automatically unloaded. The system produced 40 assemblies per minute.