The Upland fixture machine, designed and manufactured by Upland technologies, is
a self-contained unit with built in Hydraulic power Unit. A work fixture (Fixture)
mounted, clamped in place, connected pneumatically and hydraulically by quick
disconnects and connected electrically by one plug, and is then ready to run.
Each fixture electrical plug carries a code to tell the controller which program
to use. Changeover from one fixture to the next is quick and simple.
The first fixture supplied to Tenneco Cambridge are for punching sensor holes into
bent pipe assemblies. Other fixtures can be supplied for slotting, flattening,
piercing, sizing, bending and many other operations.
The fixture machine consists of Hydraulic power pack to supply controlled hydraulic
power, a pneumatic system to supply controlled pneumatic power. All these system
plus the Safty systems such as light curtains, emergency stop controls remain
with the fixture machine whichever fixture is installed.
The Operator controls, the PLC controller and main electrical panel are part
of the fixture machine. The feedback proximity switches remain as part of the
fixture and are left in their adjusted position n each fixture. The adjustments
are not effected by a fixture change.
600V/60 Hz 3 Ph AC
- Light curtains
- Emergency stop
- Pneumatic and Hydraulic Power