Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Precision Roll Sorter

I've been working for CDS Manufacturing for nearly 25 years now and it never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved in the area of automatic inspection and sorting.

The Roll Sorter, also referred to as a Roller Sorter has been around for sometime now and is known to be an effective method to sort and inspect a wide variety of parts for many different parameters. Length inspection, diameter inspection, and sorting of mixed parts is usually not a challenge for a Roll Sorter. Customer's desiring super precision inspection and sorting to tight tolerances drove our company to develop a Roll Sorter with such a capability.

The problem with mechanical sorting on a Roll Sorter has always been controlling the quality of the rollers, their roundness, and total indicated runout. CDS Manufacturing developed a Precision Roll Sorter that is equipped with .000005" TIR rollers. Yes, I said 5 millionths total indicated runout. Attaining rollers of such quality is challenge enough but eliminating any other sources of runout has been just as difficult. We designed a roller support system that all but eliminates any additional runout making length sorting, diameter sorting, and the like faster and more efficient than ever.

I don't know yet how we'll make it even better, but I am sure we'll figure something out. We always do.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Roll Sorters.

Frank W. Scarson, III
Vice President
CDS Manufacturing
(585) 254-0050