Tray stackers with integrated handling functionality/handling axes (handling technology) allow for automatic stacking and unstacking of trays
Tray stackers with integrated handling functionality from the EuroPal HTS series allow for automatic tray stacking and unstacking, as well as automated loading and unloading of workpieces onto and from production machinery. Tray stackers combine tray stacking and workpiece handling functionality that enable workpiece loading and unloading. HTS tray stackers remove finished workpieces from production machines and place them on trays without damaging the workpieces. Our tray stackers can also be used to remove workpieces from trays and transfer them to the production line. In this process, trays or loading aids are supplied automatically via a conveyor belt.
In addition, entire stacks of trays (with or without workpieces) can be delivered to tray stackers (1.). The tray stackers stack and unstack trays, and transfer them to the handling station via a handling axis. At the handling station (2.), the handling system either empties the filled trays or fills the empty trays, as the case may be. In a third step (3.), the trays are restacked.
Functionality and process of EuroPal HTS43 tray stackers:
1. After being stacked, the trays are conveyed to the tray stacker. The trays are then conveyed sequentially to the handling station, where the workpieces on the trays are removed, or empty trays are filled with workpieces.
2. After being positioned, the stacked trays are conveyed to the handling station, where the workpieces are removed from the trays, or the trays are filled with workpieces, as the case may be.
3. The filled or emptied trays are then re-stacked.
(If desired, palettes can also be oriented as from step three to step 1.)