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Alba Manufacturing Newsletter - MODEX 2018
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Automotive Rack Lift and Rotate System

Manufacturing and robotic automation started as early as 1961. To date, typical robot applications include welding, painting, assembly, pick and place, packaging and labeling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing. Automation helps eliminate errors, decreases production costs, increases productivity and removes employees from dangerous settings while limiting the need for manual and repetitive operations.

According to recent research conducted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017 with 25,936 robot shipments valued at $1.496 billion. These record-high quantities represented growth of 18% in units and 13% in dollars over what sold in 2016. The hottest growth industries were Metals (54%), Automotive Components (42%), and Food and Consumer Goods (21%).
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Recently, an Alba Partner installed a large Alba conveyor system for a major automotive supplier to convey racks which were 49" by 62" with a picture-frame, tubular-bottom, weighing 120 lbs. into a robotic cell.

Our Partner needed assistance in solving a problem. To better assist the robot in the palletizing process, the racks needed to be rotated 180 degrees. The solution: Alba’s lift and rotate device. The lift and rotate, also known as an “iron cross,” was installed in a chain driven live roller (CDLR) section, model 251140-6, and replaced two (2) 6’-0” existing sections of CDLR within the same line.

Product Specifications


Model 251140-6 Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor with a Lift and Rotate Device


12’-0” Overall Length


2-1/2" Diameter x 11 Gauge, 11/16" Hex Axle


54" Effective Width


1/2 HP Baldor, Super "E" Motor Set High with a Dodge Tigear II Reducer


42" Top of Roller


Alba Blue with Safety Yellow Guards

Value Added Feature

To further any automation process, Alba Manufacturing conveyor systems can be used to supply products to various robots and work cells. More specifically, our pallet conveyor systems carry loads throughout the course of a production phase – lifting, stopping, transferring and positioning products.

The next time you need to automate and move product efficiently, call Alba Manufacturing. We know how to improve your efficiency without sacrificing quality and without blowing your budget. Call us today to assist with your next project at 866.252.2634 or visit our website at www.albamfg.com.

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