June 3, 2011
LVD Strippit has introduced the CT-P compact material storage and retrieval tower for Strippit turret punch presses, including the V, VT, M, and VX-series models.
The system provides full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage of raw material and finished parts, thus enabling automated production from stored raw material to stacked finished parts. The unit facilitates unattended, lights-out production in a compact cell environment.
The tower comes in six-pallet and 10-pallet configurations. They handle workpieces as large as 98.4 by 48.2 in. and sheet weights up to 198 lbs., with a maximum load/unload pallet storage capacity of 5,511 lbs.
Spreading magnet, air knife, and peeling cylinder sheet separation devices are used to prevent loading of more than one sheet at a time and effectively separate sheets for automatic loading. Material management within the tower is easily controlled via a touchscreen GUI providing an intuitive human-machine interface.