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: Rotary Table Accumulators

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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Stainless Steel Overlay on Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA)

The optional stainless steel overlay tops for Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) units offer added table-top protection when you are handling highly abusive parts or materials. Ordered as a factory option. Call us at 1-800-586-4584 for info.
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Rise of the (Affordable Automation) Machine!

Last year really showed us that manufacturing automation is on the rise for companies small and large. It’s not always beyond-budget.  Yet, there’s a real concern among many in the industry that this move toward greater efficiency and productivity will eliminate human jobs. We believe jobs will expand as a result of automation initiatives. Conveyors,...
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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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Using RTA Accumulator to Offload & Organize Product

The Mini-Mover Rotary Table Accumulator (RTA) can serve as an initial product collection area at the beginning, rather than end, of a process. In this photo, the Stationary-Fence option is being used. It acts to surge each product off the table onto the LP Series conveyor. The conveyor is set up to organize and transport...
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Chain of Support for Ford’s COVID-19 Ventilators

Ford Motor Co., in collaboration with GE Healthcare, is now producing a special version of Airon Corp’s FDA-cleared ventilator at Ford’s Rawsonville, MI plant. Ford expects to produce 50,000 ventilator units within the next 100 days, for use on COVID-19 patients in hospitals. Ford plans to produce 30,000 units each month thereafter as needed. Future...
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4 Tips For a Personalized Mini-Mover Quote

All Mini-Mover conveyors are personalized – built to the exact specifications you request. But it’s not always obvious what to ask for. That’s why we’re here to help. Here are four general areas to consider when getting a quote started for your personalized conveyor. You don’t need to know every answer to the areas below...
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Unattended Operation with Lite and RTA Unit

Mini-Mover products can combine in many ways to meet your automation needs. By using our equipment for unattended parts unloading, a shop can better use its crew for other tasks during the day, and run light-out at night. Our Mini-Mover Lite Series conveyor is a natural companion for our RTA (rotary table accumulator) unit.
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