Automatic Transfer Car Conveyors are built to divert or merge

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Kaufman’s automated transfer car conveyors are built to divert or merge palletized products, dunnage supplies, and empty pallets across multiple lanes. For example, they can be used to deliver loads to specific workstations or to transfer loads from several palletizer systems to a shared location in the facility, such as a stretch wrapping station. Kaufman has a proven record of designing and manufacturing dependable transfer car conveyors to run 24/7 in customer facilities. These transfer car conveyors run on a floor track within the facility at a much lower cost than using chain roller transfers or standard conveyors to route products along the same layout.

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Standard Positions:

  • Single position car: Designed to pick up and carry one load/pallet at a time.
  • Two-position, in-line car: Designed to pick up and carry one load/pallet on two different conveyor decks and drop off each load/pallet separately. Used when space is an issue or to pick up a loaded pallet and drop off an empty pallet.
  • Two-position, side-by-side car: Designed to pick up and carry two loads/pallets on one conveyor deck and drop off two loads at the same time. Provides a solution for fast production lines mixed with slower lines.
  • Four-position car: Designed to pick up and carry two loads/pallets on conveyor deck side "A" and pick up and carry two loads/pallets on conveyor deck side "B." This system configuration has the ability to drop off side "A" loads and then move over and drop off side "B" loads. This configuration also provides the maximum number of possible solutions for fast production lines, multiple production lines, and dunnage required back to the palletizers with multiple drop-off points.

Standard Features:

  • Low-speed transfer cars with up to 120 feet per minute travel
  • High-speed transfer cars with up to 300 feet per minute travel
  • Allen Bradley PLC controls
  • Allen Bradley Powerflex 525 drives
  • Product containment fence on systems utilizing high-speed transfer cars
  • Laser positioning for high-speed transfer cars
  • Load out of position photoeyes

Transfer Car Options:

  • Transfer car speeds can be set anywhere from 40 feet per minute to 300 feet per minute
  • Keyence safety scanners for verifying paths are clear of pallets and people
  • Safety fence for perimeter guarding

    In-floor or above-floor track designs

  • Cable hose carrier or power-rail for

    communication and power to the transfer cars

  • Allen Bradley controls
  • Electric hold-downs for load securement

Kaufman Engineered Systems is a premier integrator for FANUC robotics offering robotic palletizers, stretch wrapping machinery, automated packing machines, food packaging machines, high speed packaging and other robotic handling systems. Kaufman is your single source manufacturer for complete end of line automated packaging since 1947.

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