Flat Screen LCD Manipulator for Slot Machine Assembly


Las Vegas based slot machine manufacturer receives LCD display panels from their vendor in a flat, horizontal orientation in cardboard boxes. When they arrive in the assembly area, the 55 lb panels need to be lifted out of the box, pitched 90 degrees about the horizontal axis, then pitched 15 degrees about the Z axis in order to match the recess angle on the cabinet. Once lifted and rotated into position, the LCD mounting holes need to be aligned with the hinges in the cabinet prior to installing the fasteners.


We coupled our PLC controlled, servo-drive lifter with vacuum based, pneumatically powered end tooling to provide the functions needed by the operators for panel installation. Once raised and rotated, float mode is utilized for the precise alignment needed for installing the panel to the cabinet hinges.