What are the benefits of Centricity’s indexer to assembly automation?
The flexibility of Centricity’s indexers is perfectly suited for automated assembly. Multi-stop indexing, reciprocating motion, and continuous motion allow you to select the best profile for your requirement. You can even direct the indexer to unique fixture locations to process multiple assemblies with little or no machine changeover. External sensors and switches can often be eliminated by utilizing built-in I/O communication for your PLC. Electronic overload protection can prevent damage to the indexer in case of a crash, and there is no need for mechanical clutches.
Centricity is a leader in automation products with years of experience and hundreds of installations in the assembly of consumer products, electronics, medical devices, appliances, automotive, aerospace and defense products, and numerous other applications.
Centricity’s unique servo indexing products take automated assembly to a new level by providing previously unachievable flexibility not available with mechanical indexers, as well as extreme repeatability coupled with high load capacities. With Centricity’s servo indexers one may adjust the number of stops, move times, change direction, set torque limits, and many more features. These types of adjustments are accomplished with a few simple keystrokes and no programming experience is required.
Rapid and repeatable positioning of parts plays a key role in successful automated assembly. Even the best pick and place units, vibratory bowl feeders, dispensers, or other assembly devices depend upon the indexer moving rapidly and positioning parts repeatedly every time. Centricity’s servo indexers are sized to optimize move time, and are designed with exceptional positional repeatability of better than +/- 30 arc seconds. They even include push button fine adjustments to allow you to dial in your key fixture locations without physically moving the indexer or process equipment.
Centricity also offers a full line of unique I.D parts feeding systems. The Feedscape is a highly reliable feeding system critical to machine uptime by eliminating jam ups that can cost thousands of dollars.
If you wish to maximize your return, whether with simple or complex projects, then consider partnering with the leader in servo indexing to get the best return from every dollar that you invest in automation. Let Centricity handle your indexing need by providing a complete package that includes the indexer, motor and drive, feedback device, cables, and, simple to use software for setting up your indexer for multi-stop indexing, reciprocating motion, continuous motion, and even random positioning with discreet I/O.
Centricity’s line of servo indexers include flexible yet economical EZ Indexers, sophisticated MS
Series servo indexers with multi field bus capabilities, and Accuring custom rotary tables. Dozens of models and sizes are available for parts weighing ounces to tens of thousands of pounds.
Centricity also offers a complete line of open-center servo indexers with integrated rotary unionsand slip rings for routing air, fluids, electricals, and communications directly through the center of the indexer.