We are looking at using acme lead screws for a machine that would handle steel pipe. The machine would replace or reduce the time spent by front end loaders doing the same job.
The machine consists of both a scissor lift for vertical motion and a linear slide for horizontal motion.
With regards to the linear slide mechanism:
At this point a tier (or row) of pipes would weigh up to 30,000lbs and the forks would be approximately 10ft long. The lead Screws on the linear slide for the fork travel are approximately 18” inches apart at this point.
That’s about 50,000lbs axial load per lead screw. We would want about 100” inches of linear travel.
With regards to the scissor lift, we are still establishing the height, width and load requirements.
I’ve attached some documents and site photos to help in understanding the requirements.
If you could please review the information and give me a call at your earliest convenience to discuss.