When linking multiple workstations with different cycle or changeover times, the SPU 2040 enables cost-effective and dynamic feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpiece pallets (WT), with automatic recirculation of the WTs.
Space-saving and dynamic buffering and linking with the SPU 2040
Maschinenbau Kitz has expanded its portfolio in the field of automation: The new, accumulating pallet recirculation system SPU 2040 is integrated into the transfer systems range. It enables cost-effective and dynamic feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpiece pallets (WT).
Especially when linking multiple workstations with different cycle or changeover times the SPU 2040 shows its strengths: It allows a countercyclical operation with automatic recirculation of the WT. A flat top chain carries the workpieces on the WT to the plant. After removal of the workpieces the empty pallets are safely carried over the return roller and then conveyed back on the underside of the conveyor. They are then once again available at the starting point of the conveyor waiting to be loaded with new workpieces. A second conveying level and devices for lifting and lowering with complex control elements are no longer required. Neither is any additional manual or automated loading of pallets necessary.
The SPU 2040 is very compact in comparison to other systems on the market. This means not only low space requirements, but also good ergonomics properties for workers which place or remove the components on the system. The SPU 2040 is ideal, for example in the automotive industry, to use in measuring systems or supply in welding units. Also in the plastics industry, for automotive suppliers or manufacturers of machine tools for grinding or turning machines, the SPU 2040 is highly suitable.
Due to the proven mk modular design and variable WTs, the SPU 2040 is flexibly adjustable. As single lane, dual lane or double lane solution it can be used for workpieces with different weight distribution. In addition to the modules like WT, transfer line, drive, return and frame, stoppers and separators as well as different protective device guards are available.
Maschinenbau Kitz presents the SPU 2040 at the Motek 2017, the international trade fair for automation in production and assembly, in Stuttgart. With its longstanding experience in conveyor technology the mk team is your contact for any application-specific and technical questions around factory automation.