Rotate Station - Automatic
Transfer Station - Automatic
Transfer Station (automatic)
Transfer Station - Manual
Manual transfer stations are employed to perform manual functions off line. All functions are manual and no control panel I/O capacity or sensing devices are required. Like the manual work station, such stations are easily deactivated by pinning down or capping the stop modules
Automatic transfer stations are PLC controlled with pallet and device functions policed by proximity switches or other sensing devices. Transfer motions are smooth and automatic. Double solenoid valves activate the compact pneumatic cylinders used to raise and lower the transfer device. Electrically-driven belts, chains or rollers transfer the pallets.
Work Station - Manual
Automatic work stations involve the use of two cushioned, inline stops. We provide these for use with single solenoid valves to be operated by the PLC program. Proximity switches or other sensing devices read pallet positions. Automatic stations are typically interfaced with devices such as robots, pick and place mechanisms, automatic screw drivers, etc. The PLC controls customer provided double solenoid valves employed with a lift/locate unit to provide precise pallet positioning.
Work Station - Automatic
Automatic rotate stations involve powered lift and rotation. Pallets are first lifted from the chain surface, then are turned either 90 degrees or 180 degrees for performance of the work process. The pallet is then returned to the chain surface in its original orientation, repositioned 180 degrees or 90 degrees (if pallet is square). Rotation may be powered either pneumatically or electrically. Models with manual top rotation are available.
I.T. Equipment has six standard stations that are available, all these stations can be customized towards your needs.
We provide tow cushioned stops for each work station. One serves as a station stop and the second serves as a queue stop to protect and supply the work station. These may be lowered simultaneously by an operator-actuated foot or hand valve to release completed work and permit entry of the following work piece pallet. Stations may be deactivated by manually pushing down and pinning each stop, thus permitting all transporter pallets to by-pass the work station. Control is visual. Therefore, valuable I/O panel capacity is saved. A minimum center line spacing of 3' is suggested, although pallet length and other variables may control this.
Vertical transfer stations are PLC controlled with pallet and device functions policed by proximity switches or other sensing devices. The vertical transfer module moves loaded or empty pallets from one elevation to another. The bed of this unit is electrically-driven and reversible. 2 flow, C flow, or pass through pallet movement is possible. Alternate modes of operation may be programmed. Elevation changes may be made either electrically or pneumatically