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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

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Category: Rotary Table Accumulators

Help Ergonomics with Rotary Table Accumulators

Parts unloading was an awkward, manual process for operators at this machine. By replacing their old “collection box” and adding a Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) into this tight spot, the machinist no longer has to bend, twist or lift to collect parts. The machinist can also tend to other machines while this RTA is...
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Automation Protects Your Skilled Workers

In our climate of skilled-labor shortages across the US, it’s just as important for manufacturers to automate for worker safety as well as for productivity. Manufacturing facilities such as high-volume machine shops, packagers, shipping docks and warehouses, have workflows that are very fast-paced. Heavy materials constantly need to be moved, staged, shipped — and far...
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Huge Labor Savings for Powdered Metal Presses

Just in: Here’s a report from a major Powered Metal parts manufacturer. This user is currently using the Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulators (RTAs) at presses for the powder metal process. Each press is capable of producing about 6-10 parts per minute depending on part configuration. The user has about ten (10) similar machines running automatically,...
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Man vs. Machine? Compare Your Costs

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. It provided a scenario where the human race was being replaced by machines that did tasks better and more efficiently than their human counterparts. In a...
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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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CNC Machine Tending with Mini-Mover Products

Despite rampant staff shortages for US manufacturers today, production capacity can still be boosted — using affordable automation solutions for the plant floor. Mini-Mover Conveyor products are there to help. High-speed machine tending systems for CNC turning centers, such as those designed by Toellner Systems, Inc in Wisconsin. are designed to handle the repetitive, predictable...
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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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Automotive Automation with LP Series Conveyor and RTA

Automation and unattended operation often starts with something as simple as a conveyor. This photo came of a major manufacturer of automotive and heavy vehicle parts. They use a Mini-Mover LP Series conveyors, teamed with Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) units. This work-cell combo offloads and accumulates hundreds of greasy wheel components per shift.
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