Automated Bead Handling & Storage System

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The Bartell SWS Automatic Bead Handling and Transfer System automatically transfers finished tire beads from a Bartell Bead Winding System, in the diameter range of 12” – 25”, to a Bartell designed bead storage cart. The Automatic Bead Handling and Transfer System combines Bartell’s Bead Winding Machines with a fully automated
bead handling and cart indexing system, providing customers the ability to manufacture and store both passenger and truck beads on bead storage carts without operator intervention.

• Seamless integration into new or existing Bartell SWS bead production lines

• Fully automated process
improves efficiency and safety

• Removal of manual material handling allows for effective resource deployment

• Automated material handling removes operator intervention

• Integrated line control allows for continuous production

• Customized machine layout to suit individual customer needs

• Single operator control requires minimal manpower

• Retrofittable to existing machines

• Maintains Bartell’s Bead Winding Machine’s productivity

Overhead gantry style unloader removes finished beads from the bead winder and transfers them to a bead storage cart.

Indexing system allows each cart to be positioned to a repeatable drop off location, allowing proper placement of beads on rack pins.

Accommodates up to four (4) bead carts at one time; one loading cart, two empty carts and one full cart to be manually removed by the operator.

Features & Benefits

Bead Parameters -
Bead ID range 12” – 25” (305 mm – 635 mm)
Bead Width (Max) 1.3125” (33.3 mm)
Bead Height(Max) .75” (19.05 mm)
Bead Taper Base 0° or 15°
Bead Cart Two (2), Four (4), Six (6) or Eight (8) pin design
Bead Storage Up to 336 beads per cart


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