Comments

 

For More Information

To get more information on our vehicle display turntables, please feel free to contact Jack Shepherd, our Product Manager for this line of products, at (203) 267-1500, ext. 31, or email him via our contact page.

Home > Industrial & Testing Equipment > Positioning and Sortation Equipment

Positioning and Sortation Equipment

Turntable-Based Positioning Systems Macton has designed and delivered a variety of turntable-based positioning systems for diverse and demanding applications. Projects have ranged from foundry and assembly line positioning, to high volume parts production. Encompassing both indoor and outdoor applications, systems have ranged up to 60 feet in diameter and 100-ton capacities with positioning accuracies to thousandths of an inch. Each such system can be tailored to the specific needs of the customer in question.

Turntable-Based Indexing and Sortation Systems Macton indexing and sortation systems provide precise, repeatable, and dependable indexing of product, process stations, or work locations within a manufacturing process or series of processes. Macton systems are required to operate in some of the harshest industrial environments including; aluminum foundries, paper mills, railcar manufacturing shops, and automotive assembly plants. For instance, Macton built a turntable for one manufacturer that placed 10 molding machines on top of the turntable surface and indexed to 10 different positions (within an accuracy of plus or minus 1/64th of an inch) with a 10-second cycle time. Engineered and built to last, these different systems continue to provide dependable and precise sortation functions after many years in service.

pos1 pos2 pos3
Aluminum foundry turntable-based
indexing system
10 ft turntables for rail guided cart
Turntable used as a rotary assembly line for automotive sub assemblies

 

 

Improved Material Flow Macton's turntable-based manufacturing systems are automated to minimize the handling time required for moving heavy-duty materials to equipment (or vice-versa) 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 manufacturers 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 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) damage due to flooding, improper drainage or 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 a Turntable-Based Manufacturing System Macton has installed dozens of turntable-based manufacturing systems, including the following:

Indexing Installations Description Location
Johnson Controls 48' Indexing Turntable For Molding Auto Parts Holland, MI
Ravenna Aluminum 22', 26', and 30' Diameter Casting Turntables Ravenna, OH
Howmet Industries (2) 17' Diameter, 75 Ton Capacity Casting Turntables Hampton, VA
Medi+Physics 15' Diameter, 175,000 Pound Capacity Rotating Cylcotron Door South Plainfield, NJ
Pentaflex 60,000 Pound Capacity Die Transfer Cart/Turntable Springfield, OH
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas (2) 15' Aluminum Turntable For Ultrasonic Testing Of Aerospace Components St. Louis, MO
AMCAR Division of ACF 75' Diameter, 100 Ton Capacity Rail Car Manufacturing Turntable Huntington, WV

*partial list

 

Click on a photo to enlarge

  • 75 ft. turntable-based positioning system
    75 ft. turntable-based positioning system
  • Custom finished surface of turntable
    Custom finished surface of turntable
  • Close-up of work station located on turntable
    Close-up of work station located on turntable