Trapo tailor-made solutions for unique issues
Regularly, the issues of our clients have a unique component. This can be the product, (part of) the process, the electrical control, the situation or a combination of the above. For such issues, a solution using only standard components is often not sufficient. Part of it is then ‘special construction’: a custom-made construction that we produce ourselves. The video shows four of our solutions with a part ‘special construction’. Below a brief description of each project:
On the custom-made racetrack, rows of cans are collected at a speed of 200 cans/min. When the row is complete, accelerated transport takes place to the end of the racetrack. While the first row lies still to be picked up, the next row of cans is already being collected at the beginning of the racetrack. The forming robot creates a complete layer with the rows of cans. A second robot places a tray on the folding table, then places the complete layer on it and holds it. The folding table folds the edges of the tray tightly against the sides of the layer after which they are glued. After a short drying time, the robot places the tray with cans on the pallet.
After depalletization via a self-designed gantry system (not shown in the video), a crate filled with semi-finished products is transported to a ‘special constructed’ tilting unit. This unit is attached to the underside of a shuttle wagon hanging in a rail and drives past nine bunkers for semi-finished products. The full crate is emptied into a bunker using the tilting unit and is placed back on the conveyor to continue on its way.
A double gantry robot with unique controls automatically sorts the at random incoming crates for 108 customer positions and stacks them within the work area. The ready stacks are then re-stacked per customer up to a maximum height of 1,800 mm, in order of the delivery route of the truck. They are then transported outside the working area of the gantry robot. Finally, employees place the stacks in the truck using a hand truck. The robot arm is equipped with a special gripper that can pick up a single crate as well as multiple stacked crates.
In the fourth project, a shuttle wagon was custom-made for mesh boxes. The legs of a mesh box are shaped in such a way that they can sink into the space between the connecting conveyors at the two transfer points. To prevent this, the two transfer points are staggered in relation to each other: the mesh box is thus always stable on the conveyors with three of its four legs. Finally, this project also includes an installation with a self-built automatic buffer for mesh boxes and octabins on a pallet. Here, the products are collected in pairs, stacked on top of each other and transported to an out feed for the forklift truck drivers.