Patent Number: 6,332,526

Title: Loading station

Abstract: The invention relates to a loading station for receiving and delivering workpieces (WP), which loading station (L) comprises a table (3) arranged to be movable between a first position (S1) and a second position (S2) to support changing workpieces (WP) and for transferring them between said positions (S1, S2), and at least a first protective door (1) which is arranged to be transferred between said positions (S1, S2) to separate them from each other when the table (3) is in its second position (S2). In the invention, said first door (1) is arranged to be rotatable around a substantially horizontal axis (X1) in such a way that when the table (3) is in its first position (S1), the first door (1) is placed in a substantially horizontal position underneath the table (3), and the loading station (L) also comprises a second protective door (2) which is arranged to be transferred between said positions (S1, S2) to separate them from each other when the table (3) is in its first position (S1), wherein said second door (2) is arranged to be rotatable around a substantially horizontal axis (X2) in such a way that when the table (3) is in its second position (S2), the second door (2) is placed in a substantially horizontal position underneath the table (3).

Inventors: Kantola; Juhana (Tampere, FI)

Assignee: Fastems Oy AB

International Classification: B23Q 11/08 (20060101); B23Q 7/00 (20060101); B23Q 7/14 (20060101); F16P 3/00 (20060101); F16P 3/08 (20060101); B65G 037/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018