Recently, a systems integrator/partner network member contacted Alba with a unique application. The requirement – create a pallet transfer and drag chain conveyor system operating in a minus 10°F environment to use in conjunction with a robot palletizing cell. The conveyed product: a four-way, 40″ x 48″ GMA (Grocery Manufacturer Association) Pallet with a 2,200 lbs. maximum weight per pallet.
The system consisted of eight chain driven live roller (CDLR) conveyors with through-frame type (TFT) transfers. Adjustable guide rails were used to center the load and fixed end stops located the pallet at a predetermined position for robot loading. Tread plates were added between the chains for robot access.
Alba Equipment that was provided for this application included the following:
Through-Frame Chain Transfers:
Model Number: TFT251140-6-3S
Lengths of CDLR Conveyors: Two (2) 6 ft Lengths & Six (6) 5 ft Lengths
SEW Eurodrive gear motors to provide an exceptional and durable solution for the severe climate conditions.
Electric cylinders: ideal in freezer applications to raise and lower the transfer chains since pneumatics are less reliable and typically don’t work well in freezer conditions even with clean, dry air.
Request for a custom RAL 9006 color match: not a problem! Alba specializes in catering to our customers’ specific needs.
The next time you’re in a freezer or faced with a unique application, think Alba Manufacturing. For more information contact us at 866.252.2634 or visit our website at www.albamfg.com.