AP-143 Drop Tube

The Model AP-143 combines the placing and pressing operation into one motion and comes equipped with a heavy duty support column, cylinder actuated head, vibratory bowl feed system, interlocking controls, and a feed tube to convey pieceparts from the feeder bowl to the transfer escapement. The escapement inserts one piecepart at a time into the placer head’s placement jaws. The placement jaws hold the piecepart in position until the piecepart is engaged in the workpiece. Heads come with 500 to 900 pounds of pressing force that can be adjusted by regulating the air pressure to the placement cylinder. A built-in sensor indicates the proper insertion of the piecepart. The baseplate size is determined by the size of the bowl feeder.

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Product Specifications

Head Information
Head Stroke 2 in., 3 in., 4 in., 5 in. (50.8mm, 76.2mm 101.6mm, 127mm)
Pressing Force 450 & 900 lbs (2kN & 4kN)
Piece Part Information
Shank Diameter .08 in. – .87 in. (2mm – 22mm)
Shank Lengths Max 2 in. (50.8mm)
Head Diameter .08 in. – .87 in. (2mm – 22mm)
Feed System Information
Feed System Vibratory Feeder Bowl
Bowl Size 6-36 in. (153-914mm)
Track Tube Gravity
Escapement Shuttle Type Escapement