Machine makes 'Mesh Mates' for spacing reinforcing mesh.
Automatic process from coil of wire involving straightening, cutting, forming, welding and plastic boot assembly to complete
'Mesh Mates', controlled by 'touch' screen.
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of the Mesh Mate Machine in operation
This Machine was conceived,
designed, manufactured, developed and commissioned by Brook Engineering
for the Reinforcing Bar Spacer Company Pty Ltd (RBSC).
The parts produced are used in building operations throughout Australia and overseas.
This high speed Machine is PLC controlled and the operator interface
is via a touch-screen system. The machine uses 6 servo axes as well
as VFD controlled motors and pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders.
Overall guarding is by a combination of mesh fencing and a light curtain
for easy access of the forklift for wire coil changeover.
The Machine manufactures Mesh Mates with four legs which are used to
support in place steel reinforcing mesh and bars in concrete beams and footings
during the pouring of the concrete. The machine makes 50
different unit heights from 50mm to 400mm. Sizes from 50 to
100 are made from 5mm wire, sizes above 100 are made from 6.3mm wire. The wire
is taken from 2.5 tonne coils mounted on electrically driven uncoiler
Uncoilers The process begins here ...
In continuous processing by the machine the wire is straightened, cut,
bent into shape, welded in pairs at 90 degrees to form the four legs and
have plastic boots pushed on to the end of each leg. The finished parts are
then unloaded to a conveyor from which an operator picks the parts for
Output Conveyor and Safety Enclosure .... the process finishes here
Brook Engineering Pty Ltd
13 Pleasant Grove
Holden Hill 5088
ABN: 77 052 138 164
phone: +61 (0)8 8264 3895
fax: +61 (0)8 8396 4788