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Customized Manufacturing Equipment

Macton drop table systems are well-known for their performance and reliability. They are designed to aid in the removal, inspection, maintenance and repair of locomotive truck or single axle wheel set/traction motor combination assemblies. Macton has the experience and capability to custom design a drop table for any service application. Macton drop tables are completely modular for ease of field assembly and maintenance.

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Macton’s Approach towards Designing and Building Factory Equipment – From concept through completion, Macton serves as a professional member of the project team. Be it a single piece of equipment or a complex system, Macton works closely with the Owner’s team to design an effective, economic solution. Macton’s engineering staff provides the practical assistance and the detailed technical support needed to integrate the equipment into the overall installation. Macton also helps plan and supervise the installation, as well as start-up and commissioning the equipment, ensuring that it is brought on-line quickly and delivers the expected performance. Macton also provides long-term upgrade support for all such equipment. Macton emphasizes the design and manufacture of robust, flexible, and reliable automation which results in systems that are not only engineered to fit the correct application, but also interface painlessly with the entire manufacturing system.

Macton’s Factory Equipment Expertise – With the experience and engineering expertise gained in over sixty years of the most demanding heavy-duty applications, Macton combines innovative applications engineering with a keen appreciation of the rigors of the industrial environment. Equipment that Macton has designed for the industrial market includes turntables, lifts, transporters, conveying systems, and multiple axis motion machines. Applications have included paper mills, foundries, EMC/RFI test facilities, military installations, automotive assembly plants, aerospace facilities, and a broad spectrum of specialized applications. In addition to providing heavy-duty mechanical equipment, Macton also leads the way in control systems for such equipment.


Improved Material Flow – Macton's customized manufacturing applications are automated to minimize the handling time required for moving heavy-duty materials and positioning them for various processing activities within the factory location.

Decrease in Operating and Capital Costs – The automation of these systems reduces the manpower requirements that would otherwise be needed for these factory operations – in addition, they reduce the need for support equipment such as cranes, forklifts, tow motors and other similar equipment that might otherwise be needed.

Maximizing Usable Factory Space – Most of these systems result in a reduction in the amount of space needed to be set aside for the specific material handling and positioning tasks required – this typically happens in part due to the elimination of dead space required for parking and loading areas.

Long-Term Reliability – All of these systems are pre-assembled and tested in our manufacturing facility to ensure that all performance criteria have been met before they are shipped out to our customers. In addition, there is a special focus in the design, engineering and fabrication of these systems to ensure that they continue to run smoothly and reliably day in and day out for the years and decades to come – this has been proven out in the dozens of factory systems we have shipped out over the years.

Full Support Throughout Project – Macton provides full support throughout the entire project, beginning with the initial design of the system to be built, during which time Macton’s engineering staff interfaces with the manufacturer’s engineers and other professionals to provide the practical assistance and the detailed technical support needed to integrate its equipment into the overall facility.

Ease of Equipment Installation – Macton provides a specially-trained field engineer or technician to supervise the installation, start-up and commissioning of its equipment, ensuring that it is brought on-line quickly and delivers the expected performance.

Ongoing Post-Sale Support – Macton also provides long-term spare parts and technical support services. Long-term service contracts are also available at each of these installations for periodic inspection and maintenance programs, as well as training services, as needed. In addition, Macton provides customers with the ability to easily upgrade their control panels, drives and other systems to ensure they reflect the latest in technology.

Standard 5 Year Warranty – The equipment is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date it’s shipped from Macton’s facility.  Accordingly, during such 5-year period, Macton will repair or replace any such defective parts or equipment at Macton’s cost (including covering all shipping costs).  If required to trouble-shoot such equipment, Macton will provide the services of an onsite field service engineer, and if any such defects are found to exist, Macton will pay the labor and travel costs of such field service engineer.  This warranty is void if the equipment is installed without supervision by a Macton representative.  This warranty does not cover: (i) water damage, or damage due to chemical corrosion or from dirt or debris on or around the equipment, (ii) any damage caused by improper use or accident, or from the failure to perform the recommended periodic maintenance on the equipment, (iii) normal wear and tear, (iv) portions of the equipment repaired or modified by others without Macton’s prior written approval, or (v) any additional onsite labor, tools or equipment required for the inspection, removal and reinstallation of any parts of the equipment.

Customers who Purchased Customized Manufacturing Equipment from Macton – Macton has sold customized manufacturing systems to dozens of customers, including the following:

Custom Installations Description Location
Corning Glass 31' Diameter, 150 Ton Capacity Turntable/Lift System Used To Make Telescope Mirror Blanks Canton, NY
AST/Calgon Carbon 6' To 28' Diameter Turntables As Part Of Ion Exchange Processing Systems Various Worldwide Installations
Kawasaki Rail Car 66 Ton Rail Car Transfer Table To Transfer and Reposition Rail Car To Tracks At 90 Degrees Yonkers, NY
Dow Chemical 13' OD X 11' ID, 15,000 Pound Capacity Rotating Annulus Findlay, OH
Siemens 38' Diameter Turntable System for Automotive Parts Assembly Line
48' Diameter Turntable System for Automotive Parts Assembly Line
Toledo, OH

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