Using tugger trains to load and unload roller conveyor racks as part of an automated system is efficient and reduces costs. And compact Release Unit D30 now makes it extremely easy to design customized shooter solutions that get transport containers (small load carriers, SLCs) moving from station to station.
Release Unit D30 comprises:
A robust Bar that keeps even heavy workpieces in place on a roller conveyor during transport.
An Actuator Roller and Actuator Ramp that, when they come into side-on contact, automatically open the system’s locking mechanism, so that transport boxes are only released when shooter and workstation are correctly aligned.
A Spring-Loaded Reset Device that ensures the Bar travels back to its original position as soon as the contact between Ramp and Roller is broken.
This type of shooter solution supports the selective release of individual conveyor lines, whereby each carriage in a tugger train is triggered at a different unloading point. By customizing the installation height of the actuation elements, users can tailor the release action to their needs so that various supply lines can be correctly loaded or unloaded in a single pass.
Actuator Ramps are available in two installation depths to suit different roller conveyors (38 and 61 mm). This ensures that even conveyor lines that protrude can be reliably actuated.
- Fastener D30, die-cast Al, natural
- Tube End Cap D30, NBR Sh 60A
- Extension spring 1.25×12.7×121, St, stainless
- 2 Caps 6 D30, PA-GF, black
- 2 Button-Head Screws ISO 7380 M6x30, St, bright zinc-plated
- 2 T-Slot Nuts 6 St M6, St, bright zinc-plated