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Q.What is the purpose of using nesting machines?


The nesting machines are full of activity in the fields of visual inspection, counting, alignment and assembly of parts in various kinds of industries.

Please note that these machines are not designed for fully automatic and unmanned operation, but for saving in time and labor to handle small parts that are hard by manual operation. Though requiring an operator to feed the pallets to the next process, the machines are proud of their high productivities.

  1. Easy visual inspection
    As the parts are aligned in the same direction on one pallet, visual inspections can be carried out for defects such as deformations, scratches and stains, much more easily when compared with randomly placed parts. Besides, the inspector's fatigue is reduced to minimum. If necessary, the both sides of the parts can be inspected in series by transferring them to the reverse pallet.
  2. Simple and correct counting
    As the number of the shaped holes in the pallet is known, the parts are counted without error once fully loaded.
  3. Effective preparation
    The parts are aligned in one direction in a short time. This offers easy preparation for the following processes.
    Example: Heat treatment, electrostatic painting, printing, pre-processes for automatic machines, etc.
  4. Efficient assembly
    The assembly methods that Ikeda's nesting machines use are grouped into two; picking up one piece or one row of pieces from the pallet and handling whole pieces on the pallet as a unit.
    Example: IC socket assembly, pin assembly of PGA board, transistor pin, glass assembly

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