Custom Designed Automation Equipment

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.

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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.

Machine Shop CapabilitiesBuffing
CNC Machining
Wire EDM Machining
Custom Services24/7 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