Conveyors are designed to move products from point A to point B, and beyond. But how do you move a product while it is still being assembled, painted, tested or all of these? What about when you need to move a variety of different sized products on a single conveyor? And what if the product needs to be worked on while it’s traveling from A to B; and perhaps it needs to be rotated as well?
Then you need a pallet-handling conveyor system.
Pallet-handling conveyors take conveying to the next level.
The product is carried on a workpiece-pallet, not to be confused with a shipping pallet; which allows all these possibilities, and more, to happen on the conveyor line.
Work-piece pallets are designed to handle product assembly, and various size products. They are often outfitted with “tooling”. Tooling is what securely holds the product in place on the pallet. Often, these pallets feature wear resistance surfaces that ride on the chain – which extends the life of the pallet and the conveyor chain. Typically, pallets will also be outfitted with locating bushing, bumpers and RFID tags; all which add to the functionality of not only the pallet, but also the system.
Pallet-handing conveyor systems, such as mk’s VersaMove line, allow for precise positioning of product, product rotation as well as the ability of the product to travel around corners, and easily change line elevations.