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A small element with a ahuge potential for materials handling solutions
There is a component on the market, which allows to build all kind of switches, diverters, crossings, corners, x-double-crossings and even sorters for complex and large conveyor systems to handle Boxes and Cartons in any size throughout the Logist
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Ok, the brick we are talking about here is not for children nor for consumers but for Manufacturers and Integrators of Conveyor Systems. It's not yet known worldwide and it is made for more specific applications in Logistics and Distribution Systems; but it is so versatile and so universal usable in these systems that sooner or later nobody will ever miss it, when building and planning Materials Handling Systems.
We present to you the Avancon-OTU (Omni-directional Transfer Unit). A versatile and multifunctional brick for transporting nearly all kind of goods into any desired direction. It can be used in most industries and fits into almost all conveyor constructions by the use of special aluminum profiles underneath. It comes
completely assembled to OTU-tables, which are equipped with a power supply, BLDC-Motors and the necessary Controls and programed for your application.
You may easily understand the variety of applications when seeing the following examples:
There is the "Corner-Solution"
Here is a nice application solving in a new developed Airport Security Line for hand baggage with modern CT scanning. It will be installed in many Airports worldwide by the CT-X-ray producer. The decision was made for the Avancon-System because it is closed completely and more secure.
This is an application, which any warehouse can use. It is fast enough to meet the
sequences of the stacker-cranes in the
high bay storage to distribute 10'000 packages per hour to 8 destinations. This can be extended, when necessary at any time. It is installed at one of the largest distributors for Car and Motorcycle parts in India by Bastian Solutions.
This sorter shows the advantage of the OTU-diverter, which transports the goods directly in a curved way to the right and/or left. In this case directly to the straight chutes.
Another amazing application is this X-double crossing, which is able to transfer whether strait-in-line or crosswise from one line to a parallel line. It is really easy and very flat constructed. Amazingly hardly sticks something out under the conveyor frame height, which will allow to install two lines one above the other.
As a transfer from one lane to the other, OTU transfer tables are ideal, as here where an inclining- and declining- conveyor can discharge Boxes on any floor of the building.
This application is a clever solution. Instead of installing a long line of rollers diagonally, which is complicated to realize and expensive, these OTU-bricks solve the problem. In this case the direction is fixed. The application is used before barcode readers, when boxes or cartons have different dimensions.
The OTU tables can be used in many more cases, as for picking in front of a high bay storage or for moving goods into the straight direction or to move goods around corners or to move goods just out of a powered line for inspection or an operation and so on, and so on.
The OTUs are designed to carry a load 10 kg each and to move with a speed up to 1.5 m/s into any direction (360°) The size of an OTU table is theoretical unlimited.
For more information and videos see http://www.avancon.com/
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