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Rotary Table Platform

This machine is an example of very efficient machine "platform".  A platform that can be designed around a number of semi-automated processes.

Semi-automation has the advantage of improving the process while simplifying the material handling.  Manual loading is typically less expensive and is more flexible while allowing the operator the opportunity to perform a cursory inspection check on every assembly. 

The two position turntable provides a number of advantages:  1)  This configuration is safer because the operator is separated from the process.  2)  Ergenomics are improved because the operator is not required to reach very far to load the parts.  This also improves the efficiency of production.  3)  Because the loading/ unloading is performed in parallel with the manufacturing process the production rate on these machine platforms is almost doubled.

A number of machines built on this platform have been in production with 3 second cycle times and have reliably produced 10's of millions of assemblies.


Particular care has been taken with these designs so that these machines are robust and easily maintained.  The design of the "black" oval shaped frame can be modified as needed for the desired process.  The frame shown is extremely stiff with very few thousands of deflection under a load of 10,000 pounds.

 





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