Video – SIM Demonstration

Here are two videos as a demonstration tour of “The Big Machine”.  This custom machine is one of many from Synthesis.  This project started with conceptualization, and design — then went on with fabrication, the complete build, and into testing, perfecting and delivery.  Enjoy the quick tour.

We call it the “Strap Insertion Machine” or SIM because that’s how it started out.  We also call it “The Big Machine” because that’s how it finished.  As the project progressed, more and more features were requested, then added until it became the complete machine shown.  The heart is strap insertion, and the rest is feeding the product in, then post-processing and bundling for final packaging.

Unfortunately, this first demonstration video does not show the complete scope of the machine.  It is about 50 feet side to side and roughly 20 feet front to back.  It has 3 reels of raw material feeding it — one for the main stamping machine at the beginning, then two (one on each side) feeding the strap for insertion.

Most of the machine stands at less than 8 feet tall, but the feed accumulators stand about 13 feet high, one at each end (not shown in the video).  To see more, a second demonstration video from a different perspective is just below.  They show different areas, so watch both.

Do You Need A Machine?

Whether for manufacturing, or for production support, or for custom fabrication, or for On-The-Jobsite operations, Synthesis has designed and built a lot of cool machines.  Big ones, small ones, and many in between.  This one has the largest floor footprint, but it’s not the heaviest or the most expensive.  We’ve written a lot more information and show more examples on our Engineering Services page about Custom Machines.

Oh, and for the record, we also consider custom tools and specialty jigs and fixtures in the category with “Custom Machines”.  They are the tools we use to improve efficiency or productivity.  If you need something along these lines, please, Give us a Shout.  It won’t hurt to find out if we are able to assist.

Now for SIM Demonstration Video #2.

Additional Synthesis videos are available elsewhere on this website, and on our YouTube Channel.  Check back once in a while to see the new and interesting things we post for you.
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