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Handling Systems has successfully completed the design, manufacture,
installation and commissioning of the complete mechanical handling
system for a railway axle manufacturing plant.
The total plant
comprised the following equipment, which was supplied by MB Material
Machine Approach Equipment.
Machine Run Out Equipment.
Bed Run Out Equipment
- Quench Tank
- Axle Straightening
Shop Feed Conveyors
Shop Exit Conveyors
were built by MB Material Handling Systems to handle railway axles
weighing up to 900kg at the rate of one every three minutes. The
machines were manufactured with sufficient accuracy and control
to enable axles to be automatically loaded into lathes. They were
of a stiff mast design with the raise/lower function operated by
electric actuator. The axle gripper is a self centering and hydraulically
operated machine driven by hydraulic motors through leadscrews.
It is designed to be capable of gripping any one of a wide range
of axle sizes and shapes.