The SPU 2040 is an accumulating pallet recirculation system with automatic pallet recirculation for cost-effective and dynamic feeding, buffering, positioning and separation of pallets in the tightest of spaces. The system’s sturdiness and wide range of variants makes it suitable for virtually all automation and material flow applications.
The SPU 2040 allows for acyclic operation (i.e. independent of the infeed cycle) with automatic recirculation of the workpiece carriers. The workpieces on the workpiece carriers are transported by the flat top chain along the upper transport level. After the workpiece has been removed, the empty workpiece carriers are safely carried along in the tail and then conveyed back hanging below the transport level. They are then available at the start of the belt to be loaded with new workpieces. This eliminates the need for a second conveyor level or lift-and-lower units with complex control elements. It also eliminates the need to load the workpiece carriers on the belt, whether manually or automatically.
The protective device guard at the tails minimises the risk of injury for the operator. A pendulum flap is triggered when touched and stops the entire system. A cover between the flat top chain and the frame is available on request. A protective device guard without a pendulum flap in profile design or as a sheet metal hood is also optionally available.