Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Part Presentation Slides offer alternative to feed conveyors.

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February 10, 2014 - Utilizing electric actuators, Welker Part Presentation Slides deliver 90% reduction in energy usage compared to long stroke pneumatic slides. Units are constructed of heavy-duty aluminum extrusion for harsh environments. Single motor unit can drive 1 or 2 slides, and dual slide units allow push/pull bin presentation. In addition to being outfitted with trays for standard parts bins or floor mounted to pull dunnage carts, slides can be used vertically, loading from mezzanine to save floor space.

Welker Engineered Products, Inc.

1401 Piedmont Ave., Troy, MI, 48083, USA

Original Press Release

New Product Release: Welker Part Presentation Slides

Press release date: February 6, 2014

The new Welker Part Presentation Slide offers a cost and space saving alternative to feed conveyors. Utilizing electric actuators, they deliver a 90% reduction in energy usage compared to long stroke pneumatic slides. Constructed of heavy duty aluminum extrusion, slides are suitable for harsh environments. A single motor unit can drive one or two slides. Dual slide units allow push/pull bin presentation, which buries load time in the cycle.  Slides can be outfitted with trays for standard part bins or floor mounted to pull dunnage carts. Presentation slides can also be used vertically, loading from the mezzanine is the ultimate floor space saver. Providing no pinch points or catch points, the part presentation slide is safer for the operator than indexing or accumulating conveyors.

Applications: nested part presentation; end effector storage/retrieval; weld or clinching guns; model select; tip dresser shuttle; and overhead shuttle when used with the DB4 lifter. For more info visit http://www.welkerproducts.com/slides.php

For more than 80 years, Welker Engineered Products has helped manufacturers achieve their objectives of performance and reliability. Serving the automotive and transportation, industrial, agricultural, marine and special machine industries among others, Welker prides itself in its ability to assess the application needs of its customers and provide innovative solutions. Long recognized for expertise in self-lubricating plane bearing technologies, over the last 20 years Welker has developed many "Best-in-Class" automation components. These products complement Welker's plane bearing technologies by providing maintenance free solutions for today's flexible manufacturing environment. Welker produces standard components for locating, clamping, sliding, lifting, ejecting, transporting, stopping and rotating applications.

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