An automotive supplier required a transport system with a height-adjustable workbench that could be used to separate and test components. The workpieces were round with various diameters and were placed on the conveyor system by robots in twenty-second cycles. They were to be buffered on the conveyor system so that a worker at the connected workbench could manually retrieve individual workpieces. If the workpieces accumulated up to a certain position on the belt conveyor, the system needed to switch off automatically. For ergonomic reasons, the workbench required a height-adjustable design.
The GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor with accumulating belt proved to be the best solution for the components to be conveyed. The workpieces can accumulate on the belt conveyor thanks to an integrated stop and separation function. The worker can then press a manual button to release them as required and then pull them onto the workbench. An adjustable side rail is used to position the differently sized workpieces on the belt conveyor. Photoelectric sensors stop the system once the components have accumulated to a certain position.
The workstation was constructed from Series 40 profiles and equipped with a height-adjustable frame. A 12 mm steel plate is used as the work surface.
Since the conveyor system is attached to both the height-adjustable workstation and the fixed machine, the conveyor system was flexibly anchored at both ends.