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Machine Design of Custom Steel Pipe Handling System for the Manufacturing Industry

Machine Design of Custom Steel Pipe Handling System for the Manufacturing Industry
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Machine Design of Custom Steel Pipe Handling System for the Manufacturing Industry
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Sort Conveyor - Steel Pipe Handling System

A manufacturing client approached MJ Engineering to design a custom steel pipe handling system. Using the latest in SolidWorks 3D CAD software, we were able to design both the needed machinery and a master control system.

The custom designed machinery is capable of loading and unloading raw pipe lengths into a CNC threading and cutting cell. We created a handling system that is able to cingulate stock pipe from an accumulation hopper, convey pipe from the output side and sense pipe length and sort it into the correct bin on the discharge end.

To make the machine even more user-friendly, MJ Engineering designed a master PLC system that not only controls movement of the pipe into and out of the CNC cell but also has a touch screen HMI that allows easy operator access and troubleshooting.

We supported the client by offering full assembly and installation of both the steel pipe handling system and the PLC.

For more information on this design project please contact MJ Engineering or see below for details.

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Custom Steel Pipe Handling System Specifications

Product DescriptionMJ Engineering designed this machinery to load and unload a pipe into a CNC threading and cutting cell.
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesDesign/Engineering
  • Design Machine in SolidWorks 3D CAD
  • Design the Control System
Assembly
  • Assemble the Handling System
  • PLC Programming
  • Electrical Enclosure Wiring
  • Machine Wiring
Installation
  • Install Handling System
  • Final Assembly
  • Final Wiring Connection
  • Machine Leveling
  • Securing Machine to Floor
  • Installation Programming
FeaturesLoading equipment that was provided by MJ, which loads raw pipe lengths into the CNC cell. Individual pipes are cingulated onto rollers that convey pipe into the cutting cell.
MJ provided a master PLC system that controls movement of the pipe into and out of the CNC cell. This system has a touch screen HMI that allows easy operator access and troubleshooting.
The CNC cutting/threading machine can produce various lengths.
MJ provided a discharge / sortation conveying system that is capable of identifying individual pipe sections by length and delivering them to the correct bin.
Process RequirementsAbility to Cingulate Stock Pipe from An Accumulation Hopper
Feed Pipe into Cutting Cell Using Control Signals from PLC
Convey Pipe from the Output Side
Sense Pipe Length and Sort Into Correct Bin
BenefitsManufacturer was Able to Reduce Manual Operation of the Cutting/Tapping Cell
Overall Cell DimensionsLength: 42'
Width: 4'
Height: 5'
MaterialProcesses Steel Piping
Industry for UsePipe Manufacturing
Delivery LocationsOhio
Standards MetCustomer supplied specifications
Product NameDesign of Steel Pipe Handling System
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