Bardons & Oliver is currently building a machine tool specifically for the hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder market. One of our many customers producing hydraulic cylinders purchased a B&O 2SC-850 fully automated CNC Machining System. The machines highlights include a Fanuc CNC Control, a Renishaw probe system, live tooling with thru-tool coolant, and large capacity thru bore (8.50” diameter). The spindle system boasts 1,600 maximum rpm and 50 max horsepower spindle motor.
Included is a fully automatic material handling system for the raw material and finished parts. Material and part contact surfaces contain our Non-Mar Technology to protect material from scratching, scoring and denting. Contact one of our Sales Team Members about this system along with one of many other systems B&O has to offer.
B&O Machine Base and Bedways being assembled
Spindle, Turret and Machine Guarding during assembly
B&O’s Unloader System pared with B&O 2SC-850 Machine
Assembled Turret with an SMW Autoblok Chuck mounted to the B&O Spindle
Fanuc 32i-Model B CNC Control
B&O Automatic Material Handling Table System during assembly
B&O Automatic Material Handling Table System with Gudel Pusher/Gripper Servo Controlled Rail System fully assembled
View of B&O’s Material Handling Table’s Vee-rolls and Steady Rests
Meet Bob, our robot employee — a Fanuc robot which is an integral part of a Bardons & Oliver automated machine tool system!
We designed a system that includes a Fanuc robot factory automation cell. This cell runs unmanned, handling several hundred parts per 8 hour shift.
Layout, integration, software development and installation were completed by the Bardons & Oliver Company. The robot-driven automation cell unloads and palletizes finished parts produced by a pair of Bardons & Oliver hydraulic cylinder tube manufacturing machines.
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Singulating Conveyors: All-around Protection for Chromed Materials and Parts
One of the areas where Bardons & Oliver stands out from the crowd is in implementation of material handling with our machines.
Our solutions aren’t “one size fits all”. They can vary by material, by size or by type. As an example, B&O has designed specific handling systems for our machines that create chrome parts, often used by our customers who manufacture hydraulic cylinders. To ensure a complete seal, the rods need to be handled separately; even small chips or nicks on the chromed surfaces can make the finished part useless.
Special handling begins in our machines:
UHMW elements handle part movement from spindle to conveyor
The vee pads (see item 103 on the drawing below) of the singulating conveyors which come in contact with chrome are made of ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene.
Additional features include:
- Adaptability – Systems are designed for specific part sizes. In the case of the drawing, this particular system is designed for 0.75”-3.50” OD parts, 6”-180” long. Systems which handle a longer part and/or one with a larger OD can also be created.
- Accuracy – An AC Motor controlled by a Variable Frequency Drive provides exactitude in Vee-Pad motion position and speed control.
- Capacity – A standard unit will hold up to 18 singulated parts.
Singulated table with parts
These parts are moved from the table (above) to pallets (below). While our systems currently in the field use manual transfer to move parts from one to the other, the unit can be interfaced with additional conveying systems or Robotics/Automation.
Pallets of finished parts
What can we do for you?
To learn more about our machines and materials handling (including engineering and adding onload and offload systems to machines from other manufacturers), contact our sales department at www.bardonsoliver.com/contact.html or by telephone at 440.498.5800.