Pick-up Screws From a Screw Presenter Using Vacuum Attachment or Magnetized Bit for Power Tool
Screw presenters make assemblers and the assembly process more efficient by mechanically presenting a screw to a fixed pick up point. For cell or line based assembly, an operator uses a magnetized bit or vacuum attachment to pick up a screw from the presenter screw guide. A magnetized bit will retrieve most screws from the screw presenter. For non-magnetic and stainless screws, an assembly tool will require a vacuum adapter kit to pickup fasteners from the screw presenter. The power tool will need to be connected to a vacuum supply. Mountz Screw presenters are small, tabletop devices used to organize and automate work areas and production cells. Conventional assembly methods cause assemblers to inefficiently fumble with screws that are stored in bins or shaker trays. The enhancement of productivity is estimated to improve assembly time by nearly fifty percent. The inexpensive screw presenter is an alternative tool instead of the cumbersome and very expensive screwfeeder systems.