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Mini-Mover Conveyors
a division of Whipple Enterprises

21150 Shake Ridge Road
Volcano,CA 95689 USA

Toll-Free Phone: 800-586-4585
Local Phone: 209-296-5128
Fax: 866-900-5124

[email protected]

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Painless Steps toward Automation

By Jeff Melville National Sales Director Man vs. Machine.  It’s a story that has been engrained, at least in my mind, since the release of the original Terminator movie.  In a way, that has become a reality, but it has allowed for the human aspect to be placed into roles that allow for better use...
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Compact, Space-Saving Conveyors R’ Us

At a loss for space? We’re receiving an increasing number of requests production managers and engineers seeking conveyors that can meet their space constraints. Mini-Mover Conveyors are pretty ideal for tight integrations into existing cells, such as stamping presses or robot cages, or where floor space is highly limited. Pictured here are four LP Series...
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Glue Machine with LP Automates Wood-Panel Assembly

Precision and perfection are the goals for all wood components made by Indiana Dimension (IDI), a Logansport, Ind. based company that supplies wood product manufacturers nationwide. For their 5-piece cabinet panel assemblies, precise gluing is essential for a sturdy, beautiful product. To better assure this, and speed up the process, IDI engineers devised a portable...
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“Handwrytten” Robot Automation for Marketers

Yes, we spelled that right: Handwrytten, a Phoenix-based automaton company with a clever robotic handwriting solution. It’s the answer to those scads of letters and thank-you cards that marketers everywhere need to get out to their customers and friends, No more backlog or writers’ cramp. The Handwrytten automated writing system uses a Mini-Mover LP Series...
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Protecting Human Fingers: Conveyor & Cobot Automation

As can be seen in this photo, this function using a cobot gripper used to be a human hand. Previously, hand-feeding blanks into this screws machine cell was hazardous to operators and at best, inexact. However, the risky particular loading and unloading function was automated by using a Mini-Mover conveyor and cobot arm/gripper. The result...
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Conveyor Backlights to Enhance Vision System Automation

Conveyor equipped backlighting adds precision and automation to vision systems used for measurement, placement and inspection. Vision-enabled obots can achieve perfect placement on pick and place lines when aided by superior lighting. An essential in inspection, of course, is good lighting. Mini-Mover Conveyors can provide a custom fit and ideal belting material for your vision...
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Tabletop Applications Have Legs… and Feet!

Tabletop conveyors are simple to set up with our “Shortie” conveyor stands and Tabletop feet .  With either of these accessories, Mini-Mover conveyors fit on any bench surface where our  adjustable Leg Stands are just too tall.  Shortie stands and tabletop feet are also useful for leveling uneven flat surfaces and serve well at the...
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Unattended Machine Offload with Our Rotary Table Accumulators

This high-volume machining facility now reduces operator time and losses in damaged materials.  By adding Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) units to their CNC cells,  throughput was also boosted.   As each of this cell’s sensitive parts is finished and reaches the lathe’s exit chute, the part can move separately onto the RTA unit for collection...
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Custom Conveyor Side Guides For Your Exact Needs

Each part or product transported with a conveyor often needs unique fixtures for proper alignment.  Whether your Mini-Mover conveyor is used for loading, positioning, spacing or unloading, we offer many options.  We receive many requests for custom side guides.  We’re happy to craft the perfect side guides to position and protect your product during its...
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