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TKU 2040 – Indexing Chain Conveyor System

The TKU 2040 is especially well suited for defined, position-oriented supply and removal as well as for interlinking machining centres. The system’s timing can be individually configured to a fixed cycle. It is used for example in the machine tool and plastics industry as well as in the automotive industry.

The TKU 2040 is based on the mk profile system and is modularly constructed, compact, flexible and extremely robust. It is constructed from a timing chain conveyor with 2 roller chains, which permits a total load of up to 700 kg. The conveyor body consists of two profile sections with gliding assemblies for the chain and the workpiece fixtures. It is available in designs with a predefined width or with an adjustable width. The adjustable width makes it possible to use with workpieces of different sizes.

TKU 2040 with predefined width

TKU 2040 with predefined width

TKU 2040 with adjustable width

TKU 2040 with adjustable width

According to the specific requirements, the workpiece fixtures can be prisms made out of either polyoxymethylene (POM) or brass, which are optimal for holding round work pieces. Alternatively, profile pallets can be individually equipped with customer-supplied workpiece fixtures.

TKU 2040 Features

  • Cost-efficiently interlink machining stations
  • Sturdy system has a load capacity of up to 700 kg
  • Permits loads of 6/10 kg (prism) and up to 20 kg (profile pallet) per workpiece
  • Compact construction
  • Flexible modular design
  • Widths between 195 mm and 1500 mm on adjustable models
  • Direct drive reduces maintenance and wear
  • Conveyor speed up to 18 m/min
  • Repeatability of + - 1 mm possible

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TKU 2040 – Indexing Chain Conveyor System

Indexing chain conveyor system for cost-efficient, cycled transport of workpieces.

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TKU 2040 - Prisms/pallets

Workpiece carriers in prism shape are optimal for holding round work pieces. Prisms made of POM are suited for a particularly gentle transport of up to 6 kg/workpiece. Prisms made of brass are characterised by a particularly high strength and heat resistance and can be loaded with up to 10 kg/workpiece.

Workpiece carriers made of profiles series 40 with 10 mm grooves can be equipped individually with customer-provided workpiece holders. It is available in variable widths within the limits of the the system and supports loads of up to 20 kg. The profile pallet can be used only with fixed-width conveyors.

TKU 2040 - Conveyor body

The conveyor body consists of two profile sections with gliding assemblies for the chain with the attached workpiece fixtures. Conveyor bodies with fixed width have perpendicular traverses that give the conveyor body high intrinsic stability. It can therefore be integrated into a lighter stand system. Conveyor bodies with adjustable width are installed in a width adjustment mechanism designed specially for the system, which is fixed in place on a support frame.

TKU 2040 - Adjustment unit

On adjustable models, adjustment units are used to change the conveyor width. This allows the TKU 2040 to accept workpieces of different sizes. The adjustment unit is available with handwheel or clamping handles and a dial indicator for the width. The width adjustment range depends on the limits of the system.

TKU 2040 - Drive

A direct drive is used as the drive. It is particularly compact, exhibits low backlash and requires little maintenance. This drive is particularly well suited for fixed-cycle operation because the motor is connected directly to the application. The drive for the adjustable version has a special shaft with a ball bushing that lets you easily adjust the width.

TKU 2040 - Tails

The tail contains sprockets that reliably move the transport chain. Tensioning units in the tails let you adjust the chain tension as necessary.

TKU 2040 – Protective device guard

The protective device guard prevents anyone from reaching into the system during operation and reduces the risk of injury. The rotary lock is triggered when moved and stops the entire system. It is adapted to the contours of the particular product so that the product itself does not trigger the lock.

TKU 2040 - Frame

The base frame ensures that the system is stable and secure, and it can be ordered in various working heights. The frame is also available with optional panelling (sheet metal or Makrolon) or as a mobile version with castors.

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