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X-Y Pusher

X-Y PUSHER ON A HIGH SPEED INTERNAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF TRAYS IN THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

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CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

A market leader in the design and manufacture of food processing systems required rodless cylinders for an X-Y pusher on a high speed internal transport system of trays in the food processing industry.  The system pushes trays off a transport line with extraordinary high speed, but the existing solution was too slow.   The pusher did not have time to get back into the start position and would collide with the next tray.
The challenge was choosing the correct cylinder for the job, so they turned to Norgren for technical guidance and assistance.

NORGREN SOLUTION

Choosing the right cylinder required sizing calculations in all three dimensions (X, Y, Z), and Norgren’s technical team used the proprietary Pneucalc software, in close cooperation with the customer project leader to determine the best product for the application.  At the same time, the project leader designed the cylinder in 3D and downloaded the drawing from Norgren’s online CAD system, saving time for the customer.

The Norgren solution combined Lintra cylinders and guiding together in one item, leading to:

  • Reduced design time
  • Simplified construction - one item including cylinder and guiding
  • Lighter construction
  • Easier logistics through less parts
  • Faster total delivery as a result of less mounting time
  • Reduced mounting cost – integrated cylinder and guiding
  • Customer was under time pressure and above lead to customer could meet End User delivery time
Norgren provided the customer with a solution that made life easier for the project leader through the design phase and follow up, and selected the best choice of product for the application.  Norgren enabled the customer to meet the time demands set by the end user, and the solution is successfully implemented and working perfectly.