The vacuumized cradles are rotatable on the end of a pair of roller guided rams which move in and out from a roller guided carriage vertically moveable on a pivoted mast.
By these means the pipe is picked up, retracted from the pipe extruder, rotated through 180***degrees *** and deposited, spigot down, in any pattern on pallets.
The cradles are moved to hold the pipe by air/hydraulic cylinders. The cradles are rotated, retracted and raised or lowered by motorized movements. All motors are fitted with brakes.
Control is by push buttons with limit switches providing stops.
Model 30 LPH SA in plant (to left)