Case Studies

Sutton Tools – packing drill bits at speed


Sutton had no way to automate the packaging of the drill bits they produce into industry-standard plastic quad tubes.


With assistance from Callaghan Innovation, Design Energy designed an automated system specifically for Sutton’s range of drills and packaging sizes. Using the world’s fastest lightweight compact robots, the system is capable of packing over 280 drill bit sizes into 4 sizes of quad tubes at 2400 units/hour. The system also laser marks and brands all drill bits.