Material & Assembly Systems
Carton Sortation and Palletizing
Glassware is selected and packed (area A), then entered as slugs of
cartons onto the trunk-line conveyor or by an automatic transfer
device. In the Sortation area (area B), slugs of cartons are divided to
either the robotic palletizer (area C) or the standard palletizers
(area D). All pallet loads merge and enter the quality inspection zone
(area E) before passing through a stretch wrapper (area F).
Southern Automation supplied, mechanically and electrically installed,
and integrated all equipment to include conveyor, palletizers (standard
and robotic), mezzanine, platforms and stretch wrapper.
Vacuum & Air Conveyor System
The customer needed a high speed camera inspection system (600
parts/minute) to detect defects and missing components on their
food/beverage plastic caps. We provided a table top chain conveyor
system (food grade) with vacuum and air conveyor to convey the product
through the high speed camera. The system also rejected defective parts
with a high speed reject device. The vacuum conveyor provided an
elevation change getting the equipment overhead, saving floor space.
The parts are then air conveyed out to the warehouse and into cartons.
Each of the four lines fills two cartons with divert gates on the air
conveyor to switch between cartons as they are filled.
|Gantry design palletizer for palletizing
case goods at 60 cases per minute in over 800 pallet patterns. Vacuum
gripper capable of handling up to 75 lb per case. Over 800 different
patterns. Stand alone PLC with test and function capabilities.
SAI provided the process layout, equipment selection, workstation
design and equipment installation for a system to assemble 1500
personal computers per shift. Equipment included a powered roller
conveyor system with right angle transfers, powered turns, including a
rework/ test loop. Controls included photo eye position control with
bar code product tracking through the system.
Equipment selection, layout and design to customer