Stationary-Fence Option for RTA
(Volcano, Calif. -- Feb. 25, 2009) Whipple Enterprises today announced the "stationary-fence" transfer station option for its Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) product line, which adapts an RTA into an unmanned surge table for temporary accumulation and automated product discharge back into the flow of production.
In addition to serving as a product accumulator during unattended operation, a user's RTA unit when equipped with the stationary fence option can double as a 90-degree corner unit between conveyor stations. The surge table capability reduces the need for attended operation in production lines that intermittently stop and start.
In addition to significant savings in the cost of labor through unmanned operations, the rotary accumulation table helps reduce piece-part damage or rework costs by sequencing production flow. Whether the RTA is used for accumulation or transfer applications, the RTA turntable can rotate continuously or in intervals. When equipped with an indexing timer, the user can program separation intervals to create a buffer zone between delicate precision parts that transfer through the unit.
The fixed-fence option consists of a stationary guide assembly that is attached beneath the turntable itself. The fence remains stationary above the disc perimeter. It is easily adjusted, should the user require a different configuration for the next work shift, such as from daytime to overnight operation.
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About Whipple Enterprises
Celebrating 60 years of continuous service to the manufacturing industry, Whipple Enterprises began operation in 1949 manufacturing precision parts and assemblies for the medical, electronics and aerospace industries. The Mini-Mover conveyor division is the industry specialist and value leader in the design and manufacture of portable and low-profile mini conveyors.
About Mini-Mover Conveyors
Mini-Mover Conveyors is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of small, energy-efficient conveyors aimed at making automation affordable and easy for both small and large businesses. Mini-Movers are utilized across varied industry sectors including packaging, assembly automation, metal stamping, product labeling, laboratory, retail sales and food processing. Mini-Mover products are built to order at our facilities in Northern California, with delivery turnaround unsurpassed in the conveyor industry.