Our clients have the ability to design their own automation equipment based on their needs, including traditional punch-and-die equipment, indexing machines, and much more. Our machinery is proudly manufactured in the USA and is utilized by many companies around the world.

Central Machines, Inc. designs and builds custom automation, testing and inspection assembly equipment. We provide turnkey operation from full engineering design, custom machine shop fabrication and manufacturing, assembly, wiring, programming, installation, training and service. Our designs can be either continuous motion or Indexing; rotary or inline, depending on requirements. Customers can choose from either our existing standard chassis platforms or select to have a custom design best suited for their assembly application. Our core competencies include the design and build of high speed indexing dial assemblies, walking beam-type transfer systems, palletized transfer systems, cap closing machines, cap lining machines and continuous motion assembly machines.

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Our automation equipment delivers both longevity and excellent repeatability due to our use of mechanical and servo driven motion. Complete construction of the machine is done in-house using a CAD/CAM integration of CNC and wire EDM machines, with our engineering AutoDesk Inventor design software. Our machine shop is outfitted with all the conventional and CNC equipment necessary to manufacture all of our equipment in-house.

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Our machines are user friendly and easily programmable. The machines feature a color display touch screen panel as the primary interface. Using the touch screen, the equipment can be programmed to run multiple jobs. Operators need only to enter a part number into the touch screen of the machine, this will access its local data base to start producing the part.

We performance test, debug, and install all the equipment that we build. Our skilled personnel provide on-site maintenance and servicing support.

From each and every machine our customers can expect longevity and reliability due to our use of mechanical and servo driven motions. Our skilled work force is all under one roof, allowing for the complete construction, and product accountability, within our shop. We use both conventional and state of the art CAD/CAM, CNC and wire EDM machines to fabricate the components.

  • Capabilities
    Machine Shop CapabilitiesBuffing
    CNC Machining
    Wire EDM Machining
    Custom Services 24/7 Service
    Complete Machine Programing
    Custom Build Manufacturing
    Functional Testing
    Innovative Machine Design
    Installation At Your Location
    Retooling and Upgrades of our machines and our competitor’s machines
    Stand Alone Machines
    Training Your Staff
    Turnkey Systems
    Wiring and Assembly
    Vision Systems
    TolerancesOperating Placement: +/- .002
    Tooling tolerance: +/- .001
    Sensor CapabilityVerify product has no defects
    Verify Product was assembled correctly
    Verify Product was loaded into the dials
    Verify that products with defects are removed
    Core CompetenciesCap Closing Machines w/ max. 550 ppm
    Cap Lining Machines w/ max. 1200 ppm
    Continuous Motion Assembly Machines w/ max. 1300ppm
    High Speed Indexing Assembly Dial w/ Typical min. 25 ppm to max. 150 ppm.
    Walking beam-type transfer systems
  • Types of Transfer Systems
    Types of Transfer SystemsContinuous motion
    Indexing dial
    Inline walking beam
    Over / under
    Palletized conveyor systems
    Linear servo transfer
    Robotics with end of arm tooling
    In Feed SystemsPower driven conveyors tracks
    Regenerative blower tracks
    Compressed air tracks
    Vibratory inline tracks
    Product Transfer to Assembly or Test ProcessesDirect feed
    Cam / servo / pneumatic driven pick and place units
    Servo / pneumatic driven gantries
    Cam / servo / pneumatic driven shuttles
    Product Placement DetectionSee through fiber optic sensors
    Convergent beam sensors
    Laser sensors
    Probe tooling with sensors
    Product Assembly TypesSnap together
    Interference fit
    Ultra sonic welding
    Heat staking
    Spin welding
    Induction welding
    Conduction welding
    Product Assembly TestingVision system inspections
    Probe tooling with sensors
    Laser sensors
    Leak testing (pressure or vacuum)
    Spark testing (Leak testing)
    Hi- Pot electrical high voltage testing
    Go / No go tooling gages
    LVDT force testing
    Automatic ejecting of product to sampling bins
    Product IdentificationLaser engraving
    Ink jet printing
    Pad printing
    Pin stamping
    Pre FeedersElevator hoppers
    Vibratory hoppers
    Live bottom hoppers
    Feed SystemsVibratory feeders
    Centrifugal feeders
    Water fall feeders
    Step feeders
  • Inspection & Testing
    Functional Testing and Inspection24 hour non-stop dry run test
    Electrical test on connectors: Hypot test
    Multi stage load test
    Standard Checklist
    Project Completion Internal Check ListControl Panel Wiring and function
    Correct Preparation for Shipment
    Electrical Engineering Documentation
    Guarding and Saftey
    Mechnical Assembly
    Mechnical Engineering Documentation
    Pneumatic Wiring
    Proper Lubrication
  • Engineering & Services
    CAD Software UsedAutodesk Inventor
    Automation simulation using CAD designing software
  • Additional Options
    Pack Out SystemsCarton handling systems with powered or roller conveyors
    Robotic packaging
    Two position carton diverters
    Operator InterfaceTouch screen with machine diagnostics and data acquisition
    Push button
    Message display units
    Placard displays
    Auxiliary DialQuality sampling
    Vision inspection