Automation Example: Conveyor system for construction bead
This is a complete transfer system to transfer pressed and punched product from one production line to the next, so that the product output from 2 machines can be collated(boxed) at one point.
2 linear conveyors transfer the product 4m horizontally.
2 inclined conveyors transfer the product a further 2m at right angles to the linear conveyors and raise the product 1m to the collating point.
Powered ejector wheels, drive the product from the linear conveyorsand onto a ‘tipping table’. The ‘tipping table’ stops the product and ‘tips’ it onto the inclined conveyors.
The system is PLC controlled via inverters to all of the conveyor and ejector motors and fully integrated into the press/punch equipment for Reset/Start and Emergency Stop functions. Sensors on the conveyors detect the product to allow the ‘cut-off’ length to be set and a sensor on the ‘tipper table’, ensures ‘tipping’ when the product is in the correct position.
Conveyor construction is via an extruded aluminium central support, with stainless steel, link chain, belting, driven between sprokets, by a motor and pulley system at one end.
The conveyors are fully guarded to avoid possible ‘nip’ points and the equipment is CE marked.