automatic machine which makes M14x1.5 bronze hex nuts.
The machine is a
vertical, four-station rotary transfer table with a vibratory
feeder hopper. The hopper orients and feeds parts to an outfeed
platform, where they are detected, gripped, inserted into the
fixture on the rotary table and clamped.
indexes to where the part is drilled and faced in one operation. At
the third station the part is tapped and at the fourth
it is ejected. The cycle is continuous for as long as the hopper
has sufficient parts and the machine is in run mode. The machine is
controlled by a FESTO electronic logic controller and sensors and
is actuated by FESTO pneumatic cylinders. The rotary transfer
mechanism is by SERVO PRESS. The drilling and tapping heads are