Component handling systems
Spray Lathe for thermal spray systems
Our spray lathes are specifically designed to work in the harsh thermal spray environment. The base of the spray lathe is a heavy duty steel frame. It includes levelers to assure that the base is setup perfectly horizontal at its selected location. The bed is normally completely covered with steel plates for easy part accessibility and to prevent dust from entering the tailstock movement mechanism.
The head stock is fixed. To provide stability it solidly bolted to the base frame. An e-motor with frequency controller and gear system is installed to provide variable RPM. Heavy duty bearings are used for the headstock drive shaft. The standard headstock is equipped with 3-jaw chuck for fixing the part.
The tailstock can be moved along a track for adjusting the distance between the headstock. The tailstock is mounted on a set of wheels to allow for easy manually adjustment. It is also possible to do this positioning using a E-motor sliding mechanism which is controlled from the spray lathe control panel. The tailstock is equipped with a pneumatic center with adjustable pressure for secure part fixing.
The spray lathe is operated via a stand-up control console positioned outside the spray booth. Integration with the spray system is possible. E-stop integration with other equipment is also possible. Extra switches for lights, doors, dust collector, etc. can be integrated in the control console panel. It includes a zero-rotation sensor to monitor rotation function – if the lathe stops rotating an alarm signal is generated which can be used for further integration.
Turntables for thermal spray systems
The FST turntables are built to the highest standard of quality and durability. It incorporates a solid welded steel base frame. FST turntables are industrial universal turntable designed primarily for the manipulation of components during thermal spray. The standard unit can be adapted to any required size and specification for all thermal spray and surface preparation processes.
An e-motor using an inverter motor controller and gear system are installed to rotate the part at the desired RPM. The functions of the turntable (rotation speed, directions of rotation, start/stop, etc.) are programmed on a control cabinet or via a robot controller. E-stop integration with other equipment is included. Additionally, this turntable can be equipped with speed control via a control console.
The tilling turntable is a two axis, rotational and tilting, turntable. The full 180° (-90°… +90°) tilting range is a new and unique development from FST. It enables optimal spray angles and access for coating of parts with complex geometri
es. The functions of the turntable are controlled via separate control panel or via a robot controller. Start/stop function as well as RPM settings can be integrated with a robot.
Rotational/Positioning and tilting turntable
The TT-180 turntable is designed to work in conjunction with the robot. All functions of the turntable are coordinated and controlled by the robot. The turntable has the capability of rotation/positioning, and tilting, controlled as external robot axes (7th and 8th axis). The tilting range is total 180° (-90°… +90°). All movement of the turntable is coordinated with the robot movement.
The functions of the turntable (rotation speed, positioning and tilting positions, directions of rotation, start/stop, etc.) are programmed via the robot teach pendant including separate Zero-rotation sensor to monitor rotation function.
Customized multi-station carousel component handling systems for series production, are also part of our program. Many different solutions are available, and are typically custom designed to fit a specific application. One of the simplest solutions is a 6 station “add-on” which can be placed on top of FST’s turntables.
Multi-station systems can be supplied as a stand-alone which allows for easy repositioning. The multi-station system incorporates a user friendly control console for selecting all the functions and displaying important parameters and alarms.
Alternatively, multi-stations systems can be supplied as fully integrated systems, making the system suitable for serial or mass production.