Flexible conveyor system ups moulding productivity  

Research Title: Flexible conveyor system ups moulding productivity

Research Category: Conveyor System

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Researchers: Automation Supplies
Location: London, United Kingdom

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Flexible conveyor system ups moulding productivity

Plastics moulding company had installed a 'FlexMove' conveying system, serving robotically served injection moulders, which reduced operator involvement and raised productivity.

Automation Supplies reported that a recent application of the 'FlexMove' conveyor system involved the user switching from a leading supplier of modular conveyors to the FlexMove product and being more than pleased with the end result.

The application was in a plastics injection moulding shop where the company wanted to increase the productivity of its moulding machines and reduce operator interaction within the process.

The idea was to have enough capacity in the handling system to increase the speed of the process and reduce downtime.

The idea was to pick multiple parts from the moulding machine and set up the whole process at the start of a shift.

The idea was to take the whole production run from the machine at much less frequent intervals, thereby freeing up an operator to control two or more machines.

* Versatility - using the versatility of the FlexMove system, it was possible to set up a 5m long twin lane loop high capacity conveyor system that could handle large pallets 500mm square.

In turn, it allowed the factory to mould four impressions in one machine cycle, remove them with a robotic handling system and place them precisely onto a pre-engineered pallet.

When full, the pallet receives a signal and moves a new pallet into position and so on until all 10 pallets are full, making the total mould capacity on the handling system, when full, 3600 pieces.

The previous capacity per pallet was 60 pieces.

Consequently, operator involvement was reduced drastically and productivity was improved.

Automation Supplies told that with FlexMove there are 'no barriers to change'.

Chain widths and design are compatible with the leading plastics chain systems, the quality of design is exceptional, the range is comprehensive and the prices reflect the maturity and accepted reliability of the product in the modern production environment.

Automation Supplies delivered the conveyor in simple to re-assemble modules, having been previously pre-assembled and load tested before shipping.

With clear re-assembly markings and an easy to use assembly guide, the two conveyor systems delivered were assembled in three days.

* About FlexMove conveyors - FlexMove is designed to provide highly competitive, cost effective, incredibly flexible plastics chain (or slat) conveying options for a wide range of industry applications.

These include filling, packaging, inspection, storage, general manufacturing and assembly in industries such as automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical, labelling and many more.

With a wide range of options, chain designs and quality of manufacture, Automation Supplies said that FlexMove gives the end user real choice when investing in a modular conveying system.



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