Shuttle Nest/Parts Catcher Assembly
This type of end of arm tooling is recommended for parts that lie horizontally (parallel) to the lathe centerline, without any positioning assistance, and that do not require sensitive handling after machining. These parts typically roll, slide, or hang by their heads on their own at a minimum incline of 20 degrees. These types of parts can be nested easily and can be inserted into the work holding device to maximum depth of 6 inches. The parts catcher, mounted directly ahead of the nest, provides the most efficient unloading method. Upon entering the work envelope, the parts catcher assembly advances to the spindle centerline and the finished part is ejected into the parts catcher. The shuttle nest then advances to the load position and the raw part is placed in the work holding.