Return Type Indexing Machines

Return Type (Indexing) Machines

International Plating Technology’s return type machines “RTM” are ideal for the customer that has medium to high production needs with minimal expected process variation. The machines are of heavy duty design, are extremely reliable and constructed for years of service with minimal operator or maintenance costs.

The International Plating Technology return type machine processes racks or baskets sequentially in a circular motion using an elevator/conveyor dwell type system. The racks in single or dual file are supported by horizontal carrier arms which will be raised and lowered in the tanks during processing. It is then smoothly and accurately indexed in a horizontal motion to the next station by a predetermined cycle.

How the Arms Work

The carrier arms are supported on a rugged steel framework and guided using cam followers. Carrier arms are drawn by a chain and sprocket assembly gliding smoothly within channels. A hydraulic powerpack provides lifting and horizontal motion.

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RTM Parts & Repair

We can provide parts, field repair and revamps for existing RTM’s. Please call and let us know your needs.

Return Type Indexing

Variety of Options

A variety of options are available based on the processes to be performed:

  • Automatic loading/unloading from customer material loading systems
  • Rack Storage
  • Live Entry / Exit of Rectification
  • Process By-Pass, Delayed Lift / Set Down
  • Work Agitation for Enhanced Cleanin