L-Shape systems consist of two lanes with one 90 ° transfer, and are an excellent choice in areas with limited available space for line-feeding or robotic access. L-Shapes are especially helpful for line-feeding around columns.
Applications include assembly line-feeding, machine/robotic feeding and manufacturing cell supply. L-Shape machines automatically present full racks to the workstation and remove empties while providing the operator or robot with a buffer of racks. L-Shape machines provide the rack location accuracy necessary for robotic interface and are available with optional lifts, jogs, tilts and turntables.
L-Shape machines are available in various technologies.
Features and benefits:
Maintains assembly line up time - reduces requirement for demand service by providing a container buffer accumulation at point of Linefeed
Assembly operator efficiency is increased by reducing waiting time and by having loads travel to operator instead of operator traveling to loads
Accurate and reliable load positioning facilitates interfacing with robotics and dedicated automation
Conserves valuable plant space and reduces congestion
Zero pressure full accumulation - maintains a 6” space between all unit loads being conveyed
Modular design incorporates the very best of functional reliability, performance and flexibility
Fully automatic operation by PLC - with manual override controls and Dual Direction Capability
Increases robotic and automated assembly tooling throughput up to 20%
Employee Safety increased by eliminating forklift movement and container handling adjacent to the assembly line
Reduces fork lift travel - empty racks can automatically accumulate back to aisle
Ensures no relative motion occurs between transfer bed and the unit loads, thus eliminating load jams, product damage and equipment damage