Automated Servo Presses
What I especially like in robotics is the system integration
part. For it to work, everything must be just right.
When I met Vincent Levannier and Trent Steckler at Tyco Electronics, they were getting
ready to develop a new prototype of Automated Servo Press. The idea is to press
components into a circuit board (rather than solder). During the press process,
force and displacement are constantly monitored, so that the result of the press
application is very well documented.
This technology is used is sensitive applications, like telecommunications and air
bags for the automobile industry.
Some of the challenges in this new assignment was to restructure the software pretty
much entirely to allow for multi language capabilities.
Thank you Vincent, Trent, Greg, Peter and everybody at Tyco Electronics.