Does anyone have experience with drop down bars under the gantry of CNCs that push your finished panel parts onto an offload table? I'm wondering how well this works when you are nesting smaller cabinet parts, and if the nested parts keep their relative position when they go on the offload table. I have watched videos of this but they always seem to cut some square shapes which are large enough to keep the relative precut panel's shape, but what about smaller parts that can move around much easier?
From contributor L:
We run a Busellato with pusher arm. The unload function works great with parts as small as 3" x 3" with no problem, but occasionally things will bunch with angle parts. These devices help to set the pace of production rather than relying on an individual operator's speed. Even in a lower workload environment, it allows you to move on more quickly to the next phase of production. Be sure to look at the method to load sheet goods. We use a vacuum lift. A great system for dust collection is very important as well. You can pay more for a great system up front or pay every day as you clean up the chips you blew off the table to load the next sheet.
We have a customer that uses a sheet of melamine on a tilting table cart. He has a couple of spring boards to funnel the parts onto the deck and after removing the parts and outfall, tips up the table to dump the debris before offloading the next sheet.