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