Hardware components - consisting of 8 different bulk components - are to be packed semi-automatically (manually fed) as kits. The filled, sealed, and labeled bags are to be returned to the operator for random inspections and for bulk packaging in the carton.
The bag return to the operator was implemented with a plastic chain link conveyor. This link conveyor can be deflected by up to 90° at a relatively small radius. Individual parts such as screws or pins can fall onto the link conveyor due to operator error. In order to avoid conveyor damage due to screws hanging through the conveyor, the conveyor was selected with small gaps between the links. The belt surface, the deflector pulleys, and the lateral guides are covered.
Bags are labeled by a standardized module with a thermo transfer printer.