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June 10, 2009

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Tray handler and more

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To eliminate the operator’s task of loading or unloading molded parts, the TrayTender from NuTec Tooling Systems Inc. (Meadville, PA) automatically handles parts to and from trays. The system incorporates a vertical carousel magazine in the rear of the module that’s designed to allow for manual loading of individual trays of varying lengths and widths with a simple adjustment. The operator can load trays into the magazine without affecting the cycle of the system. A transfer shuttle stages and transfers trays from the vertical carousel magazine to the process robot.

Also incorporated into the setup is a tray loading/unloading six-axis robot, ceiling mounted to a linear slide (X-axis) that allows for travel in and out of the molding machine and auxiliary equipment. After the trays are processed, a second six-axis robot removes trays from the transfer nest and stacks them on the exit conveyor. The exit conveyor shuttles the finished tray stack to a safe zone for operator removal. The TrayTender can be configured to perform other secondary operations such as labeling, marking, vision inspection, assembly, and spray coating. [email protected]

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