The Siegel Shuttle Tooling System
The Siegel Shuttle
System is a simple manual machine that mechanizes pallet changing and transfer.
It is especially useful for larger pallets with heavy work pieces that cannot
be easily transferred by hand. It also provides a convenient work station
where work pieces are loaded and finished parts are unloaded, without interrupting
Easy Manual Operation
system requires no power. Pallets shuttle back and forth
smoothly on rollaway bearings. As an example, the average
shuttle changeover rarely requires more than 20 seconds.
wide, the Siegel shuttle makes transfers fast and easy, and provides
excellent access to the tool spindle and pallet receiver. The
central work station is only 5" from the machine table and is a
minimum of 24" wide.
Engineered For Safety
A unique safety
interlock prevents pallet movement unless a carriage is in place to
receive a pallet transfer from the machine table receiver.
Air-operated receivers have a safety interlock which prevents
machine operation until clamping force is applied.
Chip buckets are
located at each park station, and the unit has a drain which returns
excess coolant to the CNC sump pump. Floor clearance provides
operator leg room and access to the VMC's front chip
shuttle is often specified when the floor space in front of the VMC
is limited, since it is only 25" deep.
system can be installed in two hours. The shuttle is
free-standing and is secured with four floor.
Models for Flexibility: 1015s & 1625s
Air or Manual Clamping
pallet clamping can be used, many companies prefer pneumatic
clamping under the control of the M function of the CNC or by a
Rugged and Inexpensive
The Siegel Shuttle System is quite different from other over-elaborate
shuttles offered on the market. It is very simply designed, yet it
is capable of handling pallets up to 20" x 30". Thus, it is by far
the least expensive full-featured shuttle system in the industry.
- Manual shuttle action
- 20 second cycle time
- Doubles machining center output
- Registration accuracy .0001"
- Manual or air-operated receivers
- Safety Interlocks
- Models for receivers from 10" x 15" to 16" x 25"
- Handles heavy pallet loads
- Low cost, proven design
- Low Profile receivers