Axle Gluing Machine


We were asked to design and build a machine to glue the mounting hardware on the axels for 18 wheeler trailers.  The glue used required 14 tons of pressure per joint for 18 seconds to harden.  Also, the axel had to be rotated 180 while under pressure to allow the operator to weld the outer band into a ring without allowing weld to touch the axel.  We decided to manufacture two 14 ton presses and suspend these within a rotating frame.  Each of these presses could be adjusted for different axel lengths.  We designed an auto centering device to be used on each end of the axel tube to automatically center prior to installing the mounting hardware.




Advanced Machine Automation

1024 11th Court West

Birmingham, AL 35204

Phone (205) 581-1234 ~ Fax (205) 581-1222 ~ Email us