Several new developments in parts handling will be shown this month at the NPE show in Chicago by Harvard Factory Automation (HFA), Harvard, Ill.

Several new developments in parts handling will be shown this month at the NPE show in Chicago by Harvard Factory Automation (HFA), Harvard, Ill. Box-fill systems: HFA previously built only heavy-duty systems for payloads of 1000 lb or more. Now HFA also offers a new lightweight system with a rotary table, designed for the low mass of most plastic parts. Besides the rotary, HFA also has new over-under and parallel box-fill systems. They use a new electric lift and transfer instead of the older pneumatic system. Powered roller zones are now standard instead of a belt conveyor to queue up empty boxes or totes. Fill-by-weight systems come standard with a digital scale. Rotary worktable: It has a direct center drive instead of the older "flywheel" design and a durable UHMW-PE table surface. U-Slide: Now commercial after a period of testing, this U-shaped plastic slide channels parts after they drop from the mold. Mounted on a guide-rail assembly that attaches to the frame of the press, it replaces homemade "cardboard-and-duct-tape" solutions.

Harvard Factory Automation Inc
3 N Lincoln Harvard, IL 60033
Phone (815) 943-1195 Fax (815) 943-4030