Westfalia Technologies Inc. has introduced a unique Drawbridge Conveyor that enables a conveyor line to cross an automated storage and retrieval system crane aisle. These conveyors also allow products to bypass a storage area, even while conveying through it, directly to the shipping dock.
With the automated storage and retrieval system, the conveyor is used to transfer pallets across the crane aisle. Even when lowered, cranes can run in the aisle because sensors on the cranes tell them to avoid the "gray area" that the Drawbridge Conveyor uses. Plus, the Drawbridge Conveyor is fast?it pivots to a nearly vertical position in approximately 30 seconds.
In addition, Westfalia's Drawbridge Conveyors can be used in any area where transportation traffic is crossing the material flow processes, and are compatible with the company's 3-Strand Chain and Chain Driven Live Roller conveyors. These specialty conveyors can be constructed of either mild steel or stainless steel for durable, long-lasting performance. With standardized designs, the conveyors can be easily integrated with other material handling equipment and can be adapted to the customer's specific needs.
Westfalia Technologies also offers more than a dozen types of bag-handling conveyors and eight pallet-handling conveyors in fixed-direction, change-of-direction, and vertical reciprocating configurations.
Company: Westfalia Technologies
Company URL: www.westfaliausa.com