The Mid-West Machine™ Load/Unload Tables are designed to handle rounds or square billets. This equipment is available to alleviate the wait for cranes or forklifts to directly load/unload the car (typically a major cause of lost time). This equipment automatically moves material pieces from the beam load position to the car load position on the walking beam.
The equipment will index additional pieces until the load table is full. When the operator is ready for a new piece to grind the car is moved to the car load position and the walking beam places the material on the car.
As long as there is at least one piece on the load table, the accumulating walking beam will move it forward so there will not be a delay when the grinder operator is ready for the next piece. The unloading accumulating walking beam works in reverse, making sure there is always a space for auto unloading of the car.