This Webinar covers the design of rotary indexers for automated positioning and transfer applications. In fact, rotary indexing is key to machine design for such automation in myriad industries.
Repeated angular displacement during a machine cycle followed by motionless dwell is rotary indexing. Component offerings to generate such motion abound. But the product field narrows for applications that demand maintenance-free precision and flexibility. This Webinar will cover the rotary-motion technologies from which engineers can pick — as well the benefits and drawbacks of each technology as they pertain to total system machine design.
Then the Webinar speakers will review the necessary application data to arrive at the most suitable rotary-indexing technology. They will present and review graphical depictions of typical automated rotary positioning designs and discuss related engineering principles. One speaker will then explain calculations involving mass, inertia, index time, accuracy, and repeatability — and then how to apply rotary-motion components in designs. The Webinar will then give attendees a list of critical elements to consider. It will close with a demonstration on variables that can affect performance and product life. Attendees will get a solid background to make suitable selections of rotary indexing components for automation design.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
- Which mechanical options for rotary indexers are most common, and how they compare to servodrive options
- The basics of how rotary-indexing designs can differ and how prioritize design objectives for the application
- Which elements positively and adversely affect rotary indexing performance (and life) when applied in machine design
David R. Bickert, Regional Sales Manager, Nexen Group, Inc.
David R. Bickert has more than 24 years of work experience in automation and motion control. Bickert also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State University. His Graduate Degree is an M.B.A. from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has a range of experience as an application and project engineer, as well as a manager in engineering, marketing, and sales positions. Bickert currently holds the position of regional sales manager for Nexen Group, where he’s worked for more than 13 years.
Nexen Group, Inc.