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Baby, It’s Cold Outside... and Inside Too!

This month’s Albagram is compliments of Aloi Materials Handling and Automation. Aloi, one of Alba’s System Integrators, established in 1977, has six locations including their Corporate Headquarters in Rochester, New York.

The end user is a worldwide distributor of refrigerants for automotive, residential, commercial, industrial air conditioning, and cold storage refrigeration applications. They package and distribute pure refrigerants.

In this application, the end user was bringing a new plant expansion online and needed to robotically palletize cases of refrigerant for distribution.

Operation Sequence

The system begins with dispensing 40” x 48” GMA pallets one at a time from an Alba Pallet Dispenser. The pallets are picked up robotically and placed on one of four palletizing lanes of Alba CDLR Conveyor. Individual cases are brought to the robot on case conveyor (by others).

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Once the product is palletized, the 2,000-lb., fully loaded pallets of refrigerant are conveyed to the end of the lane where a series of Thru-Frame and Thru-Drive Side (through the chain box) style transfers convey pallets across the line over to the end of the last lane. The pallets are then stretch wrapped. Wrapped pallets are then picked up by fork trucks for delivery to the shipping or loading docks.

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Conveyor/Product Specifications

Conveyor Types:

Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor, Model 251140-4
Thru-Frame Transfer, Model TFT251140-4-3S
Thru-Drive Side Transfer, Model TDST/TFT251140-4-3S
Pallet Dispenser, Loading is 90° from discharge conveyor, via fork truck (15 pallets at a time). Dispenser includes a Dual Strand Chain Conveyor – RC-80 Chain located internal to dispenser and extends 7’- 0” outside machine. Electrically driven hydraulic 460/3/60 (self-contained) 1 HP scissor lift table in area of magazine.


6" @ 8.2 lb. Structural Channel Driven Side Frame
4" @ 5.4 lb. Structural Channel Non-driven Side Frame


2-1/2" x 11 Gauge on 4” Centers


RC80 Chain on 18” Rail Centers


Positive type using a Norgren Pneumatic Cylinder and Cam Rollers to raise and lower the Transfer Rails

Effective Width:



1/2 HP Baldor Motor for all CDLR Conveyors
3/4 HP Baldor Motor for all Chain Conveyors
(except dispenser chain conveyor which handles empty pallet only is 1/2 HP)


24" Top of Roller


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The next time you encounter a challenge, call Alba Manufacturing. We can help you locate your nearest Alba Partner Network Member to assist with your next project at 866.252.2634 or visit our website at www.albamfg.com

See Our Lift & Rotate Conveyor Up Close and In Action
at PROMAT 2019 - Booth #S-4556

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Our Lift & Rotate is ideal for strapping, labeling, workstation, and product unloading applications, It can handle product weighing up to 4,000 lbs. Available with either our pneumatic rotation design to provide 90° rotation or our electric rotation design to provide 90°, 180°, 270° or continuous rotation of product.

Like all our standard products – all units are pretested before shipping and come with a Two-Year Warranty!

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