The SDC Difference Recent Projects & Case Studies

At Steven Douglas Corp. we employ engineering experts who believe that the only way to succeed is to push the envelope of innovation and design.  We listen.  We strategize. Together with our clients, we find new and exciting ways to maximize your efficiency and optimize your manufacturing process.  From the first assessment of your needs through the installation and maintenance of your machine, The Steven Douglas Corp. difference will remain our commitment to finding a better way to improve your business.

Medical Port Device Assembly Machine

SDC proposed this system as a method to produce, inspect, and package a medical device that was new to the market. Our customer wanted...

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Automatic Medical Device Assembly Machine

SDC used collaborative robotic technology to measure and cut flexible tubing, feed and pick end adapters, and use quick-drying glue to precisely connect the...

Electrical Connector Assembly and Inspection Machine

SDC successfully designed and built a new type of a field-terminable plug contact assembly machine that was quicker, less-expensive, and had a smaller footprint...

SDChassis Product Assembly Machine

Automatic Food-Grade Lid Assembly Machine

This fully automated machine was custom designed and built by SDC to create food grade container lids.

Automated Bolt-Washer & Palletizing Machine

This automated bolt-washer assembly and palletizing machine was custom designed and built by SDC and features our proprietary SDChassis, a conveyor, and SCARA robot.

SDC Two-sided semi-automated small part assembly machine

Semi-Automated Automotive Crimping Machine

SDC put their years of experience to good use when designing and building a semi-automated assembly machine to crimp automotive body clips to side...

Drain Hose Assembly & Processing

Drain Hose Assembly & Test Machine

SDC designed and built a fully automated high-speed machine that assembles dishwasher drain hoses and performs leak tests.

3Part Automated Assembly Machine

3-Part Automated Assembly Machine

SDC developed a custom, fully automated high-speed system to produce automotive electrical connectors for a global supplier.

Appliance Hose Assembly & Test Machine

SDC seamlessly integrated assembly and testing operations into one automated work cell that assembles corrugated appliance hose parts and tests them for leaks.

7-Part Automated Assembly Machine

SDC designed and built a custom assembly machine for surgical sterilization capsules with material handling capabilities and product labeling.

Automated Polishing & Grinding Machine

Polishing & Grinding Machine

SDC’s expert design and engineering team built a fully automated, high-speed processing machine to polish and grind ceramic parts used in lighting products.

Automatic Laser Marking Cell

SDC designed, programmed and built a robotic work-cell to pick a friction disk from an incoming cart and present the disk for vision inspection,...

Fully-Automated Paper Box Assembly Machine

The objective of this machine was to upgrade existing machinery with state-of-the-art controls and mechanical hardware to increase reliability, repeatability, adjustability and serviceability. 

Automotive Dash Panel Production Equipment

The customer needed equipment for the cooling, routing and inspection of automotive dash panels. The SDC proposed system included several manually loaded and unloaded...

Fully-Automated Home Fragrance Wall-Plug Assembly

SDC designed and built a machine to increase production capacity as the final wick assemblies were to feed a new high-speed production line.

High-Speed Material Handling and Test Machine

SDC provided a machine to process sheets of buttons through a flow inspection and then to remove and collect the buttons from a sheet.

Resin Distribution System with Multi-Layer Stacking

SDC's new machine successfully reduced the operator involvement in the manufacturing process, improved quality, reduced waste, increased production capacity and improved the overall machine...

Automated Bottle Loading System

SDC produced a cost effective, high speed bottle loading system which unloaded bottles from cardboard boxes and placed them into pucks which supplied a...

Solar Panel – RCOL Test Machine

SDC designed and built a RCOL Test Machine to accurately test and measure solar panel current.

Lighting Capsule Automatic Sorting Machine

This project was presented to SDC in search of a high speed/high quantity miniature light bulb (capsule) inspection machine.  The capsule being inspected had...

Shoe Insole Assembly Machine

SDC designed and built an automated custom machine to manufacture orthopedic shoe insoles in high volumes.

Automated Bottle Loading & Packaging Machine

SDC provided a cost effective, fully-automated, and configurable pressware packaging system. The pressware was packaged into trays and the trays were stacked to build...

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Fully-Automated Cutting Tool Packaging Machine

SDC designed a build a cutting tool packaging machine consisting of ultrasonic cleaning, laser engraving, rust prevention application, packaging tube assembly, labeling, and, shrink...

Fully-Automated SDChassis Spindle Assembly Machine

SDC chose a three-machine layout using three separate SDChassis machine platforms connected with automated conveying to create one fully-automated assembly cell.

Automated Material Processing and Resistance Welding Machine

SDC designed and built a machine that successfully processed the material in single strips of titanium and then used a series of resistance welders...