After it has been transferred, the orientation of the workpiece carrier is different to the direction of travel. This means that after two transfer operations, the original outside edge of the workpiece carrier is located on the inside of the system. Turning units are used if the workpiece carrier is required to travel in a different orientation.

U90 AC motor

The 90° transfer unit serves the transport of a workpiece carrier from the main belt onto a transverse section or vice versa. Lifting and lowering operations are pneumatic.

Using appropriate sensors (not included, see page 32), the system can detect when a workpiece carrier is fully on the transfer unit and the lifting or lowering process can begin. Once the transfer unit has moved away, sensors are able to confirm its position before it handles the next workpiece carrier.



  • Lifting device with sheet-metal protective coating
  • Belt drive motor