Accumulation - Conveyors, RTA + Uni-Mate
Product collection functions of rotary table accumulators (RTA) and small conveyors can be combined. Functions can include product inspection and similar activities at an end station on the line as well as a staging point for the next step in the production process. The Uni-Mate™ family, which bundles conveyor and RTA with indexing capability, is a good fit for collecting sensitive parts in long unattended runs.Product collection scenarios include unattended machine operation during business hours, or lights-out operation after business hours. There’s often an additional need to protect completed product so it’s not damaged while it accumulates.
In temporary buffering or surge control scenarios, parts or final products can progress and feed into a diversionary mini conveyor or area of a conveyor. This is helpful when the main line stops periodically, when product needs to be redirected to a workstation for alternate actions, or when product delay is needed to prime downstream operations to receive product.
Production lines with bottlenecks can pump out product at capacity uninterrupted, by including surge stations along the way. By incorporating Mini-Mover RTA with the stationary fence option, this can temporarily pause the downstream progress, so product already plugged downstream is given time to clear the line. This can help to trim costs caused from operator intervention, line stoppage and loss in throughput time.
Uni-Mate combines conveyor, rotary accumulation table (RTA) and indexing in a an economical, portable package
Parts separation and accumulation with RTA rotary table and LP Series small conveyor
Accumulation and surge functions with RTA rotary table and LP Series mini conveyor
RTA accumulator and Lite Series conveyor, combined to safely catch parts
Small Conveyor Platforms
The Lite Series conveyors range from 18.68" to 145.5" in length standard. The Lite Series mini conveyor can be modified to have a length greater than 144".
Low Profile (LP) Series
The LP Series conveyors range from 17.5" to 143.66" in length standard. LP Series conveyor belts range from 1.9" to 15.9" in width standard.
Rotary Table Accumulators
RTA 60-024 - 24" dia.
Mini-Mover Rotary Accumulator Tables (RTAs) were originally designed to promote unattended machine operation and separation of sensitive parts after machining.
RTA 60-032 - 32" dia.
Mini-Mover automated rotary tables (RTAs) were originally designed for the metalworking marketplace to promote unattended machine operation and separation of sensitive parts after machining.
RTA 60-048 - 48" dia.
Mini-Mover rotary short tables (RTAs) were originally designed for the metalworking marketplace to promote unattended machine operation and separation of sensitive parts after machining.
Uni-Mate™ Product Line
Uni-Mate 80-024 is a compact-sized labor-saver during short time periods where the operator is attending other tasks. Small parts are kept separated and undamaged for later offloading.
Uni-Mate 80-032 is a mid-sized labor-saver for collecting and protecting parts over extended unattended time periods.
The large capacity 48" diameter op on the 80-048 makes it ideal for overnight accumulation of small parts that need to be separated and protected.