Ear Plug Center Cord Fabricator
Ear Plug Center Cord Fabricator

The Challenge

A manufacturer of ear plugs required the fabrication of a unique assembly. The assembly process consists of starting with a rubber cord and wrapping a fiberglass reinforced tape around the rubber. The wrapped cord is then cut to the required length.

The Solution

Creative Automation designed and fabricated a special machine that received rubber cord supplied from a 5,000 ft reel and used fiberglass tape supplied from a jumbo 3000 ft roll. The special system enrobed the tape around the rubber cord using 5 progressive wrapping stations. The wrapped cord was then cut into the required lengths using a rotary die. This special system produced center cores at a rate of 6,000 a minute.