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Inbound Part Queues

Inbound Part Queues

Single Row Parts Magazines

A raw part magazine is ideal for parts of various lengths that roll or slide on their own at a minimum incline of 20 degrees. The magazine which is 40” long and has a 20 degree incline is mounted on top of the part loader. It can be designed with sufficient flexibility to accommodate individual parts as well as part families. The action of gravity within the magazine feeds one part at a time to an escapement area. The part is then metered into our loading nest or gripper. Part diameter determines how many parts will fit in the magazine. Due to weight or space limitations, the maximum width for the part magazine is 14”. Part families can be accommodated, but with incremental tooling costs.

Multi Row Parts Magazines

Multi row magazines are ideal for parts of various lengths that roll or slide on their own at a minimum incline of 20 degrees. The magazine is 40” long with a 20 degree incline and can have as many as 6 rows of parts depending on part length and weight. It is typically mounted on top of the loader and can be designed to accommodate part families. The magazine gravity feeds one row of parts to an escapement area. The parts are then metered into our loading nest or gripper one at a time. The part diameter and length determine how many parts will fit in the magazine. For example, a 2” diameter part that is 3” long may be limited to a 4-row magazine. This results in a magazine capacity of 80 pieces. Due to weight or space limitations, the maximum width for the part magazine is 14”. Part families can be accommodated, but with incremental tooling costs.

Vertical Part Queue Stackers

Vertical part stackers are recommended for parts that are generally flatter and stack easily. Depending on the desired unattended machining time, a wide range of stacker designs can be utilized. For shorter unattended machining times of 30 minutes to two hours, a stacker unit can be mounted on top of or underneath the loader arm. Applications that require longer unattended run times may necessitate a stand-alone stacker rather than one mounted on the loader. In stand-alone designs, parts are metered from the stack and handed off to the loader gripper assembly. The system must be hand filled when empty.

Cleated Parts Conveyors

Cleated conveyors are necessary for irregularly shaped parts or parts that do not easily roll, slide, or stack (i.e. cone shaped or flanged parts). A raw parts conveyor is designed around a specific shape and incorporates a belt with cleats located on predetermined centers to match a specified part’s geometry. The conveyor can be mounted on top of the loader or be a stand-alone system, depending on the desired unattended run time. The conveyor indexes progressively for a distance that equals the cleat on-center distance per cycle. The conveyor feeds parts to an escapement area or pick and place system, depending on part shape. The part is then presented to the loading nest or gripper. The conveyor must be hand loaded by an operator.

Vertical Multi-Row Parts Magazines

This option is recommended for tube-shaped parts that require a larger part queue within a small foot print. The system contains multiple vertical columns designed to hold parts stacked on their diameters. Parts are metered one row at a time to an escapement area and handed off one part at a time to a loader’s end of arm tooling. The system must be hand filled when empty.

Vibratory Feeder Bowls

Vibratory feeder bowls are an ideal solution for the combination of extended machining run times and smaller parts. The feeder bowl feeds parts onto an inline track that leads to an escapement area on the loader where they are metered to the loading nest or gripper. An overhead vibratory hopper can be added for additional unattended run time. This option is not recommended for multiple part sizes due to longer changeover times associated with feeder bowls.

Multi-Row Inbound Parts Tables (or Conveyors), Transfer Conveyors, and Pick & Place Units

This range of options offers a great solution for medium size to larger parts that call for hours of unattended run times. The inbound table can be comprised of adjustable rows to accommodate a family of parts. It is typically situated left or right of the loader alongside the front of the lathe. The table/conveyor meters parts to a transfer conveyor, situated parallel to the lathe, leading to a pick and place system which transfers inbound parts to the loader nest/gripper.