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Slug Transporter Cuts Jams at Tate Access Floors

Slug Transporter Cuts Jams at Tate Access Floors

Wednesday, April 24, 2002
 
Vibro Industries, Port Royal, PA, has supplied a Model 320 Air-Operated Transporter to Tate Access Floors, Inc., Red Lion, PA, for installation on a line producing perforated access-floor panels. The transporter removes slugs created during perforation. As a result, the daily one hour of downtime needed to unjam the old conveyor has been reduced to 5 min. per day. The line, led by a 1000-ton Danly press, produces 24-by-24-in. perforated vinyl-laminated-steel panels at a rate of 200 /hour. As the slugs are punched out, they fall into metal trays that carry them to the end of the line for automatic discharge into takea containers. The transporter simultaneously operates two discharge trays and can transport as much as 60 lb. of material at 15-40 ft./min. The slugs move with a slow-acceleration forward stroke, but remain stationary during the rapid return stroke, progressing steadily toward the waste container. As a result, conveyor chains, belt or springs aren’t needed. In this case, their elimination prevents jams.

 

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