Enhanced standard transfer cars
November 19, 2007
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
FKI Logistex has now standardized its line of transfer cars with an array of features designed to enhance the company’s equipment offerings for pallet-load handling. Line standardization includes methods of control, power and positioning. FKI Logistex says its transfer cars move at speeds up to 400 feet per minute and can have multiple induction and discharge points. The units are frequently used at pallet pick-up and drop-off conveyor for automated-storage-and-retrieval systems (AS/RS), including the companyÃs high-bay hybrid crane solutions, where they operate round-the-clock, potentially reducing or replacing forklift requirements. Standard features on the FKI Logistex transfer car line start with chain or chain-driven live roller (CDLR) as the type of onboard conveyor. Other standard features include a choice of one or two conveyor stations per transfer car unit; flanged wheels on flat-bar track mounted on top or flush to the floor; power to the units via bus bar; state-of-the-art laser-guided positioning; wireless Ethernet communications; onboard PLC controls, and; pre-wiring and testing prior to shipment.
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