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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Pick and Place Fabrication
Need information on all considerations for the manufacture of pick and place units.

I am trying to estimate the capital costs for fabricating an in house pick and place unit for a production line.

The major cost considerations I can identify are..

- servos (1 per axis?)

- vacuum pump (what kind of power requirements?)

- foundation fixture (a track for the pick and place unit to move the parts)

- other fixtures (vacuum cups, adjustable fingers, etc.)

- PLC/HMI considerations (hopefully some open source software?)

What other costs can I expect for this kind of project?

Thank you in advance!