Connection production lines to loading system with pallet conveyors
For one of our jointly realized projects, Trapo pallet conveyors form the connection between the end of five production lines and the Joloda loading system. The products from these production lines are palletized and then are automatically moved to one of the three Joloda slipchain systems. After being loaded within 3 minutes, the dedicated slipchain trailers drive the 20km shuttle distance between the factory and the warehouse.
Two different pallet sizes are coming from the production: the Euro pallet and the block pallet. Every pallet has been given pallet data at the production line. The Trapo system uses this data together with a decision matrix to determine to which of the three Joloda slipchain systems the pallet must be transported.
This is a rather complex decision matrix: different pallet sizes can come from different production lines. To prevent a deadlock, four pallet stackers have been placed to stack the pallets on top of each other. A shuttle wagon moves between these four pallet stackers and the three Joloda slipchain systems. This makes it possible for the pallets to be transported from any pallet stacker – regardless of pallet type – to all three Joloda systems. For our customer, this means maximum flexibility.