Interlink with buffer and sorter for the production of cast parts
Two machining stations in a production process for cast parts need to be interlinked.
The upstream and downstream machines have different cycle times. The interlink needs to restore the system’s autonomy. Two different types are produced on the line simultaneously. They are placed on the interlink in no particular order. They must be presented to the subsequent machine sorted and with a cycle time of about 30 seconds per part. The cast parts are washed and have sharp edges. They need to lie directly on the conveying medium so that a separate workpiece carrier is not required. The system must run reliably in three-shift operation.
Transport system consisting of ZRF-P 2040 dual-line timing belt conveyors arranged atop one another. The timing belts have a cut-resistant coating on the transport side. Side rails prevent the parts from falling.