Parts Accumulator enables unattended CNC lathe runs.
June 11, 2010 -
Comprised of PLC control, 1 m dia welded steel turntable with 850 in.² usable surface area and 700 lb payload capacity, and optional integrated conveyor, Rota-Rack® enables any bar-fed CNC lathe to run unattended for extended periods. It indexes each time finished part exits machine, and all contact surfaces are covered with UHMW plastic for optimal workpiece protection. Height-adjustable from 11-50 in., universal design enables use with any CNC lathe equipped with parts catcher.
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|Original Press release |
Royal Products, Div. Curran Mfg. Corp.
200 Oser Ave.
Hauppauge, NY, 11788
If You Barfeed - You Need a Rota-Rack®
Royal Products, will be exhibiting their Rota-Rack® Parts Accumulator at IMTS in Booth #W-1622. The Royal Rota-Rack® is a lean, cost-effective device that enables any bar-fed CNC lathe to run unattended for extended periods of time. The unit indexes each time a finished part exits the machine, safely collecting and protecting finished workpieces.
Benefits of the Rota-Rack® include: the ability to run a second or third shift with existing equipment and no additional employees, first-shift employees are freed up to handle more productive tasks, risk of part damage is greatly reduced, and parts are kept in order for quality control purposes.
The Rota-Rack® consists of a heavy-duty welded steel turntable, solid-state PLC control, and optional integrated conveyor. All contact surfaces are covered with a high-lubricity UHMW plastic for optimum workpiece protection. A one-meter diameter turntable provides over 850 square inches of usable surface area and has a payload capacity of 700 pounds.
The universal design of the Royal Rota-Rack® enables it to be used with any CNC lathe that is equipped with a parts catcher. The unit can be mounted either to the left or right side of the machine tool, and it is height-adjustable from 11-50 inches. Programming takes approximately 20-seconds with the intuitive touch-screen PLC control, and no machine tool interface is required. The Rota-Rack® operates on standard 110v electrical power.
By providing a method for safely collecting large volumes of finished parts, the unit helps manufacturers achieve significant improvements in both part quality and profitability. With a significant increase in unmanned productivity, a full ROI typically occurs within the first few months of use.
For further information on the patent-pending Royal Rota-Rack® Parts Accumulator, please visit Royal Products at IMTS in Booth W-1622, call 1-800-645-4174 or go to: http://www.royalprod.com/product.cfm?catid=26
For over 60 years, Royal Products has been designing and building precision metalworking accessories to help manufacturers squeeze every last drop of performance out of their machine tools.