The above image shows an installation that makes use of radial tracks. In this configuration, EC motors have been used and the workpiece carriers travel in an anticlockwise direction.
180° radial track
Radial tracks make it possible to alter the direction of workpiece carriers between two conveyors by 90° or 180°. In contrast to conventional corner transfer units, these allow the orientation of workpiece carriers to remain the same (the outside edge remains on the outside). To avoid congestion in the curved segment, workpiece carriers are separated before they move onto the radial track. Once a workpiece carrier has left the radial track, the next workpiece carrier can enter. Workpiece carriers are driven along the radial track by rollers, which in turn are driven by a rotating disc.
The 180° radial track is used to bridge the connection to a belt running in a parallel direction. The clearance between parallel belt sections is set to exactly 106 mm. If a larger distance is needed, this can be achieved using two 90° radial track sections in combination with an intermediate belt section.
As standard, radial tracks are available in the sizes 160×160, 240×240, 320×320 and 400×400 mm. Custom sizes can be supplied on request.
- The orientation of workpieces remains the same.
- Very robust and low-wear.
- Available with AC or EC motor.