ACAM-8000 Armature Shaft Assembly Machine

The Globe ACAM-8000 armature shaft assembly machine automatically inserts armature shafts into the preselected armature stacks of interlocked (dimpled) laminations for sub-fractional and fractional horsepower electric motors. As with all Globe “Series 8000” machines, the ACAM-8000 can be used as a stand-alone machine, in a work-cell or easily moved up to any style material handling system for use in a fully automated armature production line.

Standard Features

IC-2000 Industrial Computer open architecture control system incorporating ‘off-the-shelf’ scalable hardware including:

-Pentium micro processor.

-ISA industrial grade Bus.

-Flash Drive for program storage (non-rotating. 3.5” 1.44 Mbyte floppy disk drive for part parameter and production data backup.

-Ethernet 10-base-T coaxial networking.

-Centronics printer port.

-QNX real-time operating system providing a windowing environment, displaying and including: parameter storage for up to 1000 part configurations, operator selectable and graphically displayed production data, extended diagnostics through complete I/O status examination and fault prompting, setup utilities viewing and single keying of multiple languages.

-Four (4) station turret.

-Metric construction.

-ISO valves and cylinders where possible.

-12 mm plug-in proximity switches. Modular guard with electric interlocks and extruded aluminum frame with polycarbonate inserts.

-Designed to accommodate a lamination stack height range of 13 to 64 mm (0.5 to 2.5 in.).

-Manual load of interlocked lamination stack.

-Manually adjustable shaft hopper for various shaft lengths.

-Manual load of shafts into shaft hopper (holds approximately 400 with an 8mm (0.3 in.) shaft diameter.

-Automatic placement of shaft into the lamination stack.

-Servo drive ball screw shaft press.

-Force press monitor utilizing an inline load cell providing a force and linear position generated signature curve with high and low limit settings via interactive touch screen.

-Calibration fixture for force press monitoring above.


A conveniently located operator interactive 265mm (10.4 in.) VGA color touch screen operator providing a graphical user interface, displayed in a windows environment.

Armature Capacities


Length - Minimum 76.0 mm (3.000 inches), Maximum 254.0 mm (10.000 inches)

Shaft Diameter - Minimum 3.2 mm (0.125 inch), Maximum 15.9 mm (.625 inch)

Stack Diameter - Minimum 25.4 mm (1.000 inch), Maximum 76.0 mm (3.000 inches)

Stack Length - Minimum 12.7 mm (0.500 inch), Maximum 76.0 mm (3.000 inches)

Machine Specifications

Electrical requirements

Standard electrical requirements are: 208/240/380/415/480/575 volts, 3 phase, 50/60 HERTZ

pneumatic requirements

A one-half inch, 100 PSI (6.8 atm) capacity air line should supply the machine. A pressure regulator will reduce the pressure to 80 PSI (5.4 atm) for machine operation.

Approximate machine dimensions

WIDTH: 1549 mm (61 inches)

HEIGHT: 2540 mm (100 inches)

LENGTH: 1981 mm (78 inches)

machine weight

1134 kilograms (2500 pounds)