FLOOR TRUSS PRESS
A top choice year after year for manufacturing floor trusses.
- The table comes in multiple lengths, all with gantry head parking areas.
- Pneumatic clamp has automatic depth adjustment for jigging two trusses.
- Scanners on each side of the press head keep employees safe while also preventing equipment damage.
- Lots of options for even more efficiency!
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The press, designed specifically for floor truss assembly, accomplishes 100% plate embedment on each pass.
- The 40′ table features 42′ of jigging space and comes equipped with gantry head parking areas on both ends
- A radio-controlled remote allows pneumatic jigging operation from a distance
- Various ejection methods are available to quickly transition to the next truss
- See all the options available on the Options page.
- Place boards on the infeed side of the table in the correct configuration.
- Use the radio-controlled remote to activate pneumatic cylinders that clamp the boards together. The clamp automatically adjusts for the truss width.
- Place connector plates on the face-up side of the truss.
- Using the pendant controls, roll the gantry head over the truss to completely embed the plates.
- Flip the truss from the infeed side to the outfeed side using the optional pneumatic pop-ups or flippers controlled by the remote, or by hand if optional pneumatics are not installed.
- Assemble another press on the infeed side of the table while simultaneously placing plates on the face-up side of the truss that is on the outfeed side of the table.
- Roll the gantry head over the trusses to completely embed the plates. Once the process is started, a completed truss comes off the table on every pass of the gantry head.
- If the on-table splicing is installed, spliced lumber can also be built with every roller pass.
- For end-eject systems, pivot the flip-stop on the end eject end of the outfeed side so there are no tools needed to remove jigging before ejecting the truss.
- Remove the truss from the outfeed side using the ejection options controlled by the remote, or by hand if optional pneumatics are not installed.
- Repeat process starting with step #5.
|Dimensions of Gantry||10′ 3″ wide w/platform|
|Roller Size||24″ nominal OD|
|Roller Material||1″ steel|
|Throat Opening||7′ 4″ wide, covers both sides of table|
|Speed of travel||100 FPM (see Options)|
|Lumber capacity||Trusses 9-1/2″ to 24″ wide (see Options)|
|Direction of travel||Left and right|
|HMI||Pendant for gantry head controls and radio-controlled remote for pneumatic controls|
|Electrical Specs||208 / 230 / 460 / 575 VAC, 60 Hz, 3-phase|
|Uses overhead bus bar or festoon cable|
- On-table splicing: Splicing extensions allow you to lay boards end-to-end so they are spliced together at the same time the roller is pressing the truss.
- Overhead plate rack: Drastically reduce non-value-added motion by storing multiple plate sizes above the table surface, right at the assemblers fingertips.
- Increase the truss width capabilities to:
- 11-7/8″ to 26″ or
- 12″ to 30″
- Dual pneumatic zones to build and eject two shorter trusses instead of one long truss
- Pendant on opposite side of operation
- Customized camber on side rail
- Powered conveyor for end eject systems
- Pneumatic options:
- Flipper on infeed side
- Pop-ups on infeed and/or outfeed side
- Side-eject lifters on outfeed side
- End-eject lifters on outfeed side
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