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Automatic Pallet Changer with Pallet Carts for 5-Axis Machining Centers

MIDACO Automatic Pallet-Cart Changer 3 qtr view



Work NON-STOP on 5-Axis Machining Centers. The Automatic Pallet-Cart Changer allows for uninterrupted pallet transfer with an interlocked cart system (patent pending) moving back and forth through the shuttle. Each cart holds two (2) pallets and connects to additional carts with T-pins allowing for continuous part transfer into the machine tool. The operator can use this pallet changer shuttle system with one pallet cart (2 pallets) for a smaller footprint or add a train of carts to run while they attend to other tasks or go "lights-out".


Productivity Features:

Midaco Pallet Changer with 10 round aluminum pallets loaded onto carts

  • Easily load and unload pallets onto carts without obstruction.
  • Interlocked pallet carts are mobilized through the shuttle system on casters allowing the shuttle arm to continuously feed pallets into the 5-Axis machining center. 
  • Once a cart is pushed through the other side, the operator can easily load new pallets and change parts while the spindle is cutting.
  • A completed pallet cart can be removed by unlocking the T-pins and rolled to a different location or to the opposite end of the train to keep production going.
  • Depending on programming, after the full “pallet cart train” passes through the shuttle, the process repeats sending carts back in the opposite direction. 

Midaco Pallet Cart front view with blue M logo on middle of rectangular shaped grey cart with 4 legs on casters, black top woth 2 round aluminum pallets set side by side on white background


Specifications:

  • 15” (381mm) dia. cast aluminum pallets.
  • 150 lb (68kg) capacity per pallet.
  • Cast iron receiver does not require air.
  • +/- .0001" (.0025 mm) repeatability.
  • Automated access door retrofit to the machining center.
  • PLC is fully integrated with the machine.


Automatic Pallet Changer System with Carts  includes:

1 – APCC15 Shuttle and Automatic Door (retrofit to the machining center)

1 – Cast Iron Receiver Base, 150 lb. capacity (with weight evenly distributed)

2 – 15” (381 mm) dia. x 1.25” (31.75 mm) thick Cast Aluminum Pallets

1 – Pallet Cart* with interlocking T-pins (holds 2 pallets) 

CE Light Curtain package with shuttle guarding via a light emitter, mirrors and sensor

Additional carts* and pallets sold separately

*number of connected carts moved through the shuttle will vary depending upon the weight of parts per pallet.

Operator wearing blue shirt and shop pants with oink rag in back pocket loading round aluminum pallets on to multiple carts







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