||A machine assembly consisting of two choppers, product conveyors and a scrap conveyor.|
We designed the new machine in 3D Cad and then produced our own set of prints for our internal manufacturing needs, some of which were then processed with CAM software to develop CNC programs used to run the parts.
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
||We used manual and CNC mills, lathes and Wire EDMs to make all the parts. We also had weldments that were welded in house. |
||Made the operators job easier and allowed them to focus more on inspection of the materials.|
Chopping the edge trimmings into small pieces maximized what could be put in a shipping container for recycling.
||The choppers are hydraulically operated scissor like mechanisms that cut progressively from the outside edges in. Part of the design included blade inserts that can be sharpened by grinding and reinstalled without having to make any machine adjustments. The chopper assemblies are mounted on rails so they can be positioned as needed to work with a wide range of sheet widths. The chip conveyor is a conventional metal working chip conveyor.|
|Overall Part Dimensions
||12'W x 10"L x 50"T|
||Mild and Stainless Steels, Powdered Metals, Tool Steel, Brass, Aluminum, Conveyors.|
|Industry for Use
||Producer of Acrylic Sheet Stock|
||Capable of chopping the edge trimmings at rates between 10 and 250 feet per minute into pieces no longer than 12".|
||Four months from receipt of order to delivery|
||Trim Chopping Machine|