Know exactly what machine you need? Fill out our RFQ form to get in touch.

Close Icon
   
Contact Info     Sales: 800-831-6026  
   Service: 888-688-0020
       sales@positech.com
 

Case Study #108: Wheel Molds

 

Problem: The part weights and the reach-in to the press made handling difficult. The customer used special fixtures and a forklift truck to do the transfer. Rotation was accomplished by setting the mold down and rotating it by hand, before picking it up again with the forklift. The transfer back to the press was very time consuming and much of the pre- heating was lost. This resulted in numerous castings being lost while the mold was reheating again during the process.

Application: Remove the four pieces that make up a wheel mold from the mold press and hang them on a conveyor rack so that they may be cleaned. Some of the pieces must be rotated to hang on the rack. After shot blasting, the molds are pre-heated and transferred back to the mold press.

Solution: Pedestal mounted Taurus® (TPA-10) Manipulator with a downshaft to raise the machine out of the operator’s way. Hydraulic powered rotator and quick change, pin and socket end-effector to interface with the customer’s fixtures. The unit has provided a much faster, easier and safer method of mold handling. Decreased cycle time has resulted in a reduction in scrap, because less heat is being lost and less time is needed to bring the molds back up to temperature.

 
Case Study
Wheel Molds
To download a PDF of this case study, click on the link above.
 
Get a Quote

Request A Quote

Know exactly what you want and need a quote? Fill out this simple form to contact us.

Get Quote  
Enewsletter Signup

E-mail Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for new product updates, special offers and more!

Sign Up 
Get Latest News and Updates

Latest News & Updates

Positech Corporation Introduces the LodeArm II Overhead Industrial Manipulator.

Read More 
Custom Applications

Contact Positech

Not sure what you need or have a question? Just fill out this Online Form for more information.

Contact Us