How do you Automate the Creation of Inkjet Cartridges?

Here is a request that we see more often now than ever: automating the creation of a device. While this study is specific to inkjet cartridges, the technology is transferable to an endless amount of applications. You've gotten all your parts made, and everything is to tolerance. But now here comes the hard part. How do you assemble the parts to ensure the device operates properly? What if you needed to do millions of these parts, which means doing it by hand will take forever and cost a fortune? This sounds daunting, but Strouse was able to solve this problem for Lexmark, and we could do it for you as well. Take a look at Lexmark's situation and see if it is similar to yours.

The Challenge:

Lexmark designed their Inkjet cartridges to include a microchip that was crucial to the technology involved in their printing process. Initially Lexmark was placing these microchips by hand. With millions of cartridges sold each year, this became a tedious task that created a bottleneck in their manufacturing process. Lexmark needed to automate this process but struggled to find a way to properly secure the chip to the cartridge.  

The Solution:


Find out how Strouse was able to solve this problem with Lexmark to ensure a highly capable process was in place that yielded tight tolerance die cut adhesive parts. Download our case study now.