Lazer Arc by Motion Index Drives Lift and Shift Transfer Unit

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lift and shift transfer unit

The lift and shift transfer unit combines the standard tool tray transfer linear motion with a mechanical lift. The mechanical lift occurs when a lower carriage runs an upper carriage against a fixed linear guideway.  As the lower carriages moves horizontally, the upper carriages moves vertically. At both ends of the unit, there is a linear guide, where one side provides the lift motion, and the other side provides a lower motion. This solution eliminates the need for any other electromechnical or pneumatic devices to do the vertical lift separate from the horizontal transfer. This provides a fixed box motion from one single gearmotor.

The lift and shift unit was designed and concepted by Design Eng, South African integrator of machinery. This unit is being used for the manufacturing of the Ford Ranger pickup box platform (floor) in the body in white (Bodyshop) area of the plant.  Lazer Arc finalized and detailed the design to make it buildable and functional. 

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