Factory automation solutions are Pentalift’s specialty. Three hydraulic scissor lift tables with side shifting chain conveyors were synchronized. These tables lined up structural steel or tubing to be cut by a band saw. This factory automation solution made it so the steel could be placed, prepared and positioned on to the conveyor for processing.
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The lifts are adjacent to the saw’s main conveyor. The tubing is placed on the chain conveyors and cut for loading onto the main saw conveyor. Because the lifts are by the main saw conveyor the prep can be completed at the same time it is cutting a bundle of steel. When the bundle is fully prepared and the saw is ready, the lift tables raise the load. This factory automation solution has chain conveyors side shift the load to line up over the saw’s feed conveyor.
The lift tables are lowered in synchronization placing load on the conveyor. As the bundle approaches the conveyor the lift can be stopped and the side shifting chain conveyors can be shifted in either direction. This factory automation solution finely adjusts the load to line up as required with the saws vice. Once the bundle is lined up properly with the saw the lift tables are lowered to fully place the load on the conveyor and the sawing process commences.
Factory automation solutions aid in precise repetitive product positioning.
The lift tables are positioned to receive bundle and repeat. This results in improved productivity by reducing saw dwell during loading. The saw has no downtime. Factory automation solutions are a significant benefit in such an expensive machine center.