To maximize efficiency and to achieve superior/ faster material flow, many manufacturing plants and warehouses use an automated process to transport skids between levels. In such a system, skids/ pallets/ or other goods are placed on a horizontal conveyor and from there the pallet or goods are automatically transported to a vertical conveyor without human intervention.

Rider or freight handler uses a pump truck or forklift truck to load a material lift or a freight elevator. However, in an automated system:

  • Pallet is placed on a horizontal conveyor using a forklift truck and the conveyor is switched on.
  • This horizontal conveyor then starts moving the goods towards the vertical conveyor.
  • Upon arrival of this pallet close to the vertical conveyor, the door of the vertical conveyor senses the skid and opens its vertical slide-up door.
  • The pallet is then automatically transferred/pushed from the horizontal conveyor to the platform of the vertical conveyor.
  • Once transported securely the vertical slide-up door closes and locks and moves the pallet automatically to the designated floor.
  • Upon arrival at the designated level, and after coming to a complete halt, the vertical slide-up door at these other levels unlocks and opens.
  • Pallet is then ejected safely onto the horizontal conveyor at this designated level.
  • The vertical slide-up door of this landing of the vertical conveyor closes and then after the horizontal conveyor takes the pallet, which can be safely removed by a freight handler.

Speed of these conveyors can be adjusted to match the speed of the automated process thus achieving the certain minimum number of jobs/ actions required in a designated interval of time. This system enhances the efficiency of the movement of goods and automates the movement of good without human intervention.

Designing of all the systems can be customized. Following criteria is consider coming up with an optimum solution:

  • Load carrying capacity of the conveyors
  • Speed of the horizontal and vertical conveyors
  • Lowered platform height of the horizontal conveyor.
  • Travel distance for the vertical conveyor
  • Space available in front of vertical conveyors on each landing.
  • Power supply and voltage available in the building.
  • Any special ambient animal or NEMA conditions

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