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.
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.
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.
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
Verify product has no defects Verify Product was assembled correctly Verify Product was loaded into the dials Verify that products with defects are removed
Cap 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 Systems
Continuous motion Indexing dial Inline walking beam Carousel Over / under Palletized conveyor systems Linear servo transfer Robotics with end of arm tooling
In Feed Systems
Power driven conveyors tracks Regenerative blower tracks Compressed air tracks Vibratory inline tracks
Product Transfer to Assembly or Test Processes
Direct feed Cam / servo / pneumatic driven pick and place units Servo / pneumatic driven gantries Cam / servo / pneumatic driven shuttles
Product Placement Detection
See through fiber optic sensors Convergent beam sensors Laser sensors Probe tooling with sensors
Product Assembly Types
Snap together Interference fit Adhesive Dispensing Ultra sonic welding Heat staking Welding Spin welding Induction welding Conduction welding Screwing Riveting
Product Assembly Testing
Vision 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
Laser engraving Ink jet printing Labeling Pad printing Pin stamping
Elevator hoppers Vibratory hoppers Live bottom hoppers
Vibratory feeders Centrifugal feeders Water fall feeders Step feeders
Inspection & Testing
Functional Testing and Inspection
24 hour non-stop dry run test Electrical test on connectors: Hypot test Multi stage load test Standard Checklist
Project Completion Internal Check List
Control 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 Used
Autodesk Inventor Automation simulation using CAD designing software
Pack Out Systems
Carton handling systems with powered or roller conveyors Stacking Robotic packaging Two position carton diverters
Touch screen with machine diagnostics and data acquisition Push button Message display units Placard displays