Custom Designed Carousels

The Ultimate in Flourescent Penetrant Inspection Systems:
The Gould-Bass Carousel is a fully automated, rotary path, processing system which has many applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, and industrial fields.

Since the carousel is completely enclosed, it is ideally suitable for liquid penetrant and general chemical processing.

Carousels are available in 5, 8, 12, and 18-foot configurations.  The choice of model is determined by the size of the components.

Carousel systems are designed to process components in specially designed furnished fixtures automatically through a choice of two levels of post-emulsifiable penetrant process.

The cycle time of the Carousel is infinitely variable and will depend on the penetrant process to be used and the penetrant contact time required.

The fixture containing the parts will be positioned on the load station, the program selected and entered, and then automatically conveyed to the Carousel load station via a “0” pressure zone conveyor, two and three directional roller conveyors and a reversing drive conveyor.  The fixture is then automatically raised and transported by the Carousel integral ring conveyor system through the various processing stations. Following processing, the fixture will arrive at the unload station where it will automatically be conveyed out of the Carousel onto the “0” pressure zone exit conveyor and transported up to the inspection booths.

The Carousel incorporates an integral ring conveyor, this conveyor being a pneumatically powered rotating ring with dedicated pneumatic lift/lower devices.  The lift/lower device is capable of both vertical and rotational motion with respect to the horizontal.  Each device has independent motion permitting a variety of components to be processed in a sequential manner. The conveyor system and the lift/lower devices are interlocked so as to prevent damage occurring in the event of a loss of air supply.

Accessories and Materials:
Gould-Bass Company offers a complete line of process control instrumentation and related accessories.