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Parts Catchers

Part Catchers

Part Catchers For Bar Feeders and 3rd Party loaders

For bar feeding applications or for situations in which a loading device other than Toellner System’s is used, Toellner can provide a means to catch or unload finished parts. As is the case for with its loaders, Toellner parts catchers are compatible with all major CNC lathe manufacturers’ equipment. Whether as an easy retrofit to existing systems or included at time of turn-key installation, Toellner parts catchers and unloaders may be modified to accept larger or unique parts, or may be updated to address new production requirements as they occur.

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Parts catchers are an economical solution for accumulating parts that do not damage themselves when coming into contact with each other. They are typically mounted to the lathe casting just inside the door. The parts chute flips up under the chuck into a catch position via M-code 1 prior to part cut-off. Your part slides or rolls down the chute and exits the lathe into a collection box which is mounted on the exterior of the lathe door. The M-code 2 flips the chute back to the home position. For larger or sensitive parts that damage easily, a conveyor that leads to an accumulation table or other accumulation system specified by you may be added to the parts catcher.

Part Unloaders for Tight Machining Work Envelopes

Toellner unloaders provide a solution in situations where a lathe does not have room inside the work envelope for a parts catcher, or is machining parts with larger diameters, long parts, or parts that require sensitive handling. Like our loader, our unloader units mount on the floor just outside the lathe door and can rotate up to 110° to allow easy access to the lathe. They are designed to extend through a Toellner-fabricated door insert and centerline just under the part. The part is then cut off and caught/removed with a parts-catcher/gripper mounted on the end of the unloader arm. Upon exiting the work envelope, the unloader places finished machined parts onto a Toellner-supplied conveyor leading to an accumulation table or other accumulation system specified for the application.

Parts Transfer to Second Operation Machine

This use of a part loader is ideal for applications where automated transfer of a part between operations is required. Upon completion of the first operation, the Toellner loader places the part onto a parts transfer conveyor leading to a second Toellner loader. At the end of the conveyor, a pick & place rotates the part end for end and presents it to the loader gripper/nest. After operation two is complete, the loader places the finished machined parts onto a Toellner-supplied conveyor leading to an accumulation table or other accumulation system specified by you.

Other Unloading Options

If you have an application that requires a solution other than what is listed here,

We have designed many solutions to a variety of unique applications including through sub-spindle parts extractors.

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