01 November 2012
Aimed at demanding materials handling applications, MiniTec’s new UMS pallet circulation conveyor uses modular machine building components that are readily available in the company’s modular Profile System range.
The UMS is a double-track chain conveyor with fixed, product customised, pallets that are typically circulated above the conveying level when loaded and continue below the conveying level when empty.
The UMS pallet circulation conveyor requires minimum floor space for interlinking various types of processing machines or for loading goods to robot cells. The re- circulating chain design serves as both carrier and drive unit for the system. The off-loaded pallets are turned vertically by an interlocking gripper with return transportation hanging beneath the conveyor. The system can also be used as an overhead suspension track, returning empty pallets at the top level.
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