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Logan Hi-Lo Retrokits for your early and late-model Warner & Swasey increase your machines daily and weekly output from 10-20% - leaving you room for additional capacity, productivity and profitability. Positive, fast-acting Logan Clutch engagement enables your Acme to change speeds much faster, and provides a more consistent and accurate cycle time than conventional mechanical clutches.
Set-up personnel can position tools closer to the work piece, and reduce dwell time due to repeatable high and low-speed clutch engagement.
We replace your 1940s vintage mechanically actuated high-speed and feed clutches, roll clutch, band brake, linkages, pins and lever arms with air-actuated, self-adjusting Logan clutches. By making the switch from mechanical to Logan, you'll increase your machines, daily and weekly output significantly, through consistent and accurate speed changes and decreased maintenance.
Our quick-stop power-applied brake prevents coasting and provides accurate braking for bar loader positioning during feed-out. Hi-Lo Retrokit Features:
An overhead view of High-Speed and Low-Speed feed clutches, drive and brake cups, spacers, fittings, etc. supplied with the mechanical portion of your Hi-Lo Retrokit. (Acme 1 RA-6 shown)
Warner & Swasey equipped with Old-Style Mechanical Clutches, Band Brake, Roll Clutch and Linkages
Warner & Swasey with Logan Hi-Lo Retrokit
* Idle time reduced further with Logan Indexer
Production time = 16 Hours/Day (70% Efficiency or Run Time)
Warner & Swasey 1-1/4 RA-6
Cycle Time With
Cycle time with
% Increase with Logan Hi-Lo Retrokit
Cycle Time (#seconds per part)
|Parts per minute (x0.7)||6.00||6.67||0.67|
|Parts per hour||360.00||400.00||40.00|
|Parts per shift (8 hrs.x0.7)||2,880.00||3,200.00||320.00|
|Parts per day (2 shifts)||5,760.00||6,400.00||640.00|
|Parts per week (5 days)||28,800.00||32,000.00||3,200.00|
|Parts per year (50 weeks)||1,440,000.00||1,600,000.00||160,000.00|
|Revenue @ 0.15 per part||$216,000.00||240,000.00||$24,000.00|
Above calculation based on 10% increase in production.
Each Logan Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatic and Accessory kit is designed to save you time and money during installation. Kits are furnished with detailed mechanical, electrical and pneumatic schematics. Simple to Install:
Easily retrofit older machines.
Field installation service is also available.
Simplifies addition of stock depletion, broken-tool and short-part detectors.
Hi-Lo Retrokit Control
Standard Cams and Limit Switches
Conventional Cam and Limit Switch Operation