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:
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.
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.
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.