Tilt tables are designed to tilt so that material can be completely removed from them. In order to increase productivity and ergonomics in any manufacturing operation, equipment such as tilt tables are a small but integral part of the total process to maximize workplace efficiency. By using tilt tables manufacturers can reduce operator fatigue and repetitive bending. Tilt tables are offered in a variety of configurations of load capacities, maximum dimensions, lengths, and tilt angles. Features such as air, motor, or manual power sources, options for hand or foot control, and rotating or vibrating tables are common to tilt tables.
Important specifications for tilt tables include load capacity, maximum dimension or diameter, length and tilt angle. The load capacity is the maximum weight or force supported by the tilt table. This will dictate the weight of the load. The maximum dimension or diameter is the width of a rectangular tilt table and the diameter of a circular tilt table. This will dictate the size of the load to be put on the tilt table. The length is applicable only to rectangular or square tilt tables. The tilt angle is the greatest degree of tilting that the table can achieve for dumping or positioning purposes. Tilt angles can be anywhere from zero degrees to ninety degrees.
Tilt tables are commonly powered by air, or by hand, or by a motor. Air powered tilt tables have cylinders or air motors powering the tilting action of the table. Manual tilt tables are tilted manually by a crank or lever. Motors provided automated tilting. Tilt tables can be actuated by either hand or foot controls. Some tilt tables will also have a rotating motion. Vibrating features on tilt tables are common to aid in the dumping of viscous or hard to remove contents. Tilt tables can also have lifting action using a number of mechanisms. These include scissor lifts, screw lifts, rack and pinion lifts, telescoping lifts and articulated lifts.
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