vacuum forming, thermoformed plastic packaging

In-Plant Processing and Automation

Kitting TraysRobotic handling trays require close tolerances and a high level of repeatability. ThermoFlex designs high precision in-plant processing trays by using thermo-
formed plastic packaging and base trays with injection molded inserts to hold parts in accurate positions for robotic interaction. The combination of vacuum forming and injection molding processes in producing these trays reduces costs without sacrificing durability and accuracy.

Pallets and Part Nests
Nesting pallets can hold a part in position as it moves through several automated machining operations. Our urethane material protects the part as it moves to the next work cell. The pallet positions the part properly so automation equipment can pick up and place the part in the next machining operation.

Robotic Interaction
ThermoFlex's material-handling experts work directly with your engineers or suppliers to design custom injection-molded trays and part presentation pallets that present your components to automation and also protect them during in-plant processing and shipping. Our understanding of robotic and automated interface with packaging is superior to other packaging suppliers.

Our trays can feature a center detail that interfaces with robotics equipment. This tray is also a shipping container that carries the part through different stages, from the casting supplier to the machining and assembly operation. Wear pads in the tray are made from a wear resistant material. The wear pads protect the parts while eliminating the possibility of the tray surfaces.

Our Products are:

  • More Durable – withstand repeated use beyond the capability of other materials
  • More Efficient – less need to replace or repair, keeping maintenance to a minimum
  • Noise Reducing – metal components make less noise when interacting with rubber, urethane, or plastic materials compared to metal versions
  • Weight Reducing – composites, for example, replace metal pallets and "V" blocks, reducing transportation costs.

Custom Kitting Trays
ThermoFlex can custom design trays to interact with automation equipment, including assembly of a component from the varied parts in a kitting tray. The kitting tray pictured handles numerous different components of an assembly and presents them in the proper orientation to the robot.  Our understanding of pert presentation and the tolerances necessary to robotically pick and place parts from a tray to an assembly is unique in the industry.

Products

Crank Case Tray
Crank Case Tray
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Casting Tray with Protective Cap
Custom Kitting Trays
Custom Kitting Trays
Flywheel Tray
Flywheel Tray
In-Plant Processing Tray
Fuel Rail Tote Insert
Gear Wash Baskets
Gear Wash Baskets
Shipping and Processing Tray - Valve Tray
Shipping and Processing Tray - Valve Tray
Valve Tray
Valve Tray
In-Plant Processing Tray
Worm Gear Tray