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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]

Category: Parts Catchers

Portable Parts Unloading with Uni-Mate ®

For unattended parts unloading from machines, Mini-Mover’s Uni-Mate® is a portable and adaptable solution. The Uni-Mate® consists of a Mini-Mover Lite Series conveyor and a Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA). When bundled together as the Uni-Mate® kit offering, this unit becomes a free-standing parts catcher that’s easy to adjust (in both height and angle), with...
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Parts Catchers Protect Precision Machined Parts

Whether they’re called parts catchers or unloaders, these handy additions to a machine cell can protect sensitive parts without constant operator supervision. Mini-Mover Conveyor products, such as our Lite Series or LP Series conveyors, integrate easily into, and onto, machines. When faster cycle times also require an un-manned accumulation strategy, our Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA)...
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Sparks Fly at Big Al’s

Sparks are always flying at Big Al’s Carponents, a precision maker of parts and components for hot rods, drag racers and specialty cars and trucks. Now based in Idaho, Big Al’s was founded in 1986 by late drag racer Nick Cirino. Current proprietors, Mark and Kathy Mathre, continue the legacy of designing and manufacturing high...
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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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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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Oily Parts Transfer with Lite Series Mini-Mover Conveyor

Tranferring oily parts is no problem for Lite Series Mini-Mover Conveyors. Here’s a typical hard-working example on the busy shop floor of Anthony Screw Products of Burlington, Ont. Simple automation reduces the need for skilled workers to perform repetitive — but necessary — basic production tasks.
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How to: Setting the Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) for Infeed

Many users have asked us, “What’s the best way to set the diverter arm on a Mini-Mover rotary table?” As shipped from the factory, our Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) units are configured to run in a counter-clockwise (CCW) rotation. [Optional direction change to a clockwise (CW) rotation is accomplished by changing the setting on your...
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Parts Collection for CNC Lathe with Lite Series

For unattended operation, this CNC lathe includes an integrated Lite Series Mini-Mover conveyor for parts removal. The finished parts drop from the lathe’s internal diverter apparatus onto the small conveyor.
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1-inch Wide Mini-Mover Conveyor is Standard “Skinny” for Us

It’s not just a low profile, or depth, that defines a small conveyor. Mini-Mover Conveyors is among the few U.S. manufacturers who also make skinny, 1-inch wide units as a standard width option. For applications such as metal stamping or machine integration, these skinny little units solve the space and fit problems.
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