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Michael Richter

automatic tube cutting machine, manual tube cutting machine, tube cutting station

Automatic storage ("intake") in containers and feed ("output")
of tubes, pipes, rods and parts for further processing => fast, cost effective and
free of rejections (-> profitability !!) - originally patented 1992 under EP0348763 and EP0282800

Operating mode

(A detailed description of this very economical solution
for your production is available as a .pdf-file at the right.
In additin the second column shows some explaining

The work pieces, e. g. from a cutting machine are
automatically fed into the storage unit.

Belts receive the workpiece. The belts automatically
lower with increased filling. The workpieces are put
on top of each other and thus use the smallest possi-
ble space inside the container. An intermediate buffer
allows for a continuous intake of workpieces.

The workpieces are automatically taken by the maga-
zine containers. After having been filled the magazine
containers can be relocated to another place for
feeding to an output unit.

By automatically lifting the belts the workpieces are
transported out of the magazine. The built-in separa-
tion unit as well as a handling device or robot provide
for an automatic transfer of the workpieces to a pro-
cessing machine.

Intake and output units are installed stationary at the
respective location. The magazine containers are
transported from the intake to the output units. Thus
workpieces in a quantity as required for continuous
production can be supplied.

Advantages = increase in productivity

- Stand-alone regulation of the output speed as per
  the cycle time of the following process.
- Automatic signal 'full : empty'
- Speed > fast and cost effective

* sorted storage - reduced space needed
* careful piece handling - intermediate storage as
  per process needs

* easy extraction - reduced expenditure of time
* user friendly - reduced cost for personnel
* fully automatic transfer

Further advantages of the system

* economic batch sizes already with small quantities
  e. g. 250 pieces
* savings due to less machine-use, improved work
  flow, less rejections

Tube-/Pipe-/Part- dimensions

* diameters:          from 10 to 100 mm
* lengths:              from 150 to 3000 mm

The principle - sketches






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input station with conveyor

Intake unit with belt

input station with conveyor

same, detail

input station with bearing arms

Input unit with buffer and supporting arm

Output unit with deburring station and magazine container

Output unit with deburring station and magazine container

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