Conveying Piece Goods with Undefined Position and Orientation

Interlink for the production of cast parts 01

Problem definition
Two machining stations in a production process for cast parts need to be interlinked. The upstream and downstream machines have different cycle times. The interlink needs to restore the system’s autonomy. Two different types are produced on the line simultaneously. They are placed...

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Belt Conveyor for Granules 01

Problem definition
Unpackaged granules need to be transported in a food production application. The conveyor technology needs to provide constant transport in a straight line; there are no requirements regarding the position or orientation of the product being conveyed. The system is part of the...

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Interlinking for canister transport with a bridge 01

Problem definition
Two machining stations in a plastic canister production process need to be interlinked. The solution has to cope with inconvenient spatial constraints: Empty canisters need to be conveyed along a curve and past another machine so that they can be brought back to the original feed...

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Translucent conveyor for visual inspection 01

Problem definition
A conveyor with a transillumination station is needed for visual inspection in an automated production application. In this station the products are illuminated through the belt and examined with cameras or the naked eye for material defects, incorrect positioning, completeness or...

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Vakuumförderer für Vliesstreifen 01

Problem definition
For an application in the production of non-woven strips, cut sections of non-woven fabric need to be transported from one machining station to the next. The material is very thin and light. The system needs to run at a high speed of 140 m/min. The strips must be transferred from...

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Interlinking stamped parts 01

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....

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Logistikablauf für Konsumgüter 01

Problem definition
The customer sought to simulate the entire logistics process for consumer goods for use in a training centre. Using beverage crates as an example, the customer wanted to display all the various stations, from manufacture of the goods, to transport and storage, all the way to the...

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Removal of Pressed Sheet Metal Parts 01

Problem definition
During the machining of sheet metal parts for home appliances, sheets are pressed to shape. The pressed sheets are transported away from the press. A worker removes the sheets and places them in a transport box for further processing. Previously the worker had to remove each sheet...

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Stainless Steel Belt Conveyor 01

Problem definition
Transporting unpackaged food products to which granules are adhered. The food products are transported laterally onto a horizontal transport line. They need to be transported away and conveyed upwards at an angle. Applicable food production regulations need to be complied with.

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Flexible five-line belt conveyor 02

Problem definition
Sheets of various sizes need to be conveyed in a metalworking application. The conveyor technology needs to be easily adjustable for different sheet formats. It also needs to be mobile and flexible. The solution needs to support a total load of 100 kg, and only low speeds are...

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