Interlinking stamped parts with spatial constraints

Problem definition
In a metalworking application, round stamped parts in various formats need to be transported from one machine tool to the next. The interlink needs to bridge a slight height difference. The parts must be conveyed at 90°, then straight ahead for a section, and then at 90° again. They need to maintain their position with as few transfers as possible. Parts from 60 to 350 mm in diameter need to be transported. The stamped parts are free from burrs but are coated with an emulsion. The length and width of the installation area are limited with no leeway. The machine should be reliable and require little maintenance. High speeds and heavy loads are not required.

mk Solution
Interlink made from two KMF-P 2040 curved modular belt conveyors. The positive drive mechanism ensures reliable, slip-free transport. One modular belt conveyor is positioned at a slight incline to bridge the height difference. A transfer segment with a roller strip ensures that the products are reliably transferred, even when formats differ. The spatial constraints and the need to transfer to the subsequent machine leave very little space after the curve for the modular belt to run. To give the belt sufficient distance after the curve to straighten out again, the discharge end of the conveyor is angled downwards. This allows the conveyor to fit precisely within the given space. The interlink is equipped with a drip pan to catch the dipping emulsion. The frame is built from mk 2040 profiles and equipped with swivel casters. The entire interlink can thus be easily moved for maintenance work and cleaning.

Benefit to the customer

  • Ideal adaptation to very limited installation space
  • Minimum number of drives and modular belt ensure easy maintenance
  • Reliable, slip-free transport
  • Flexible and mobile



> Modular belt conveyor KMF-P 2040

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