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PDF Download, 1,07 MB 1,07 MB Krones PalCo Optimum function sequences in pallet transport

Reliable transport of empty and loaded pallets

The PalCo knows just how to handle pallets. And it does so without a fuss. For this undemanding conveyor operates quietly while consuming just a small amount of energy. With its clever control concept, it guides the palletisation process in highly-efficient lanes – while simultaneously preventing downtimes occurring on the palletiser. And because the PalCo is both particularly reliable and very versatile, it can be seamlessly integrated into any line.

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Design features

  • Maximum working load:
    - 1,300 kg per individual location
    - Greater loads on request
  • Conveying heights:
    - Standard: 550 mm and 650 mm
    - Greater heights on request
 
  • Conveyor speed:
    - 0.25 to 0.5 m per second
    - Other speeds on request
 
 

Roller conveyor

  • Section widths:
    - 1,000 mm for pallet widths of up to 800 mm
    - 1,200 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,000 mm
    - 1,450 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,250 mm
  • Roller pitch:
    - 190.5 or 127 mm
  • Lengths:
    - between 127 and 4,060 mm
  • Can be combined with:
    - Fixed and variable rails
    - End stop
    - Stoppers
    - Centring unit
    - Tread plates
  • Easily accessible drive
  • Low drive-side and idler-side frame section for lateral pallet pick-up and deposit
 

Chain conveyor

  • Chain pitches:
    - 700 mm
    - 860 mm
    - 1,000 mm
    - 1,260 mm
  • Variable chain lanes:
    - (2 to 5 lanes)
  • Lengths::
    - between 762 and 4,060 mm
  • Robust conveyor chains
  • Redirection radius:
    - 80 mm, meaning small crossovers
  • Can be combined with
    - Fixed and variable rails
    - End stop
    - Stoppers
    - Tread plates
  • Easily accessible drive
  • Low-noise and low-wear chain guide

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Design features

 

Pivoting tables and corner stations join two or more conveyor sections with an L-type coupling, T-type coupling or a combination of both. When turntables are used, the pallet operating direction remains the same; with corner transfer units, it always changes from short-side leading to longside leading or vice-versa.
  • Supported on a stable and lowwear ball bearing rim
  • Up to 270° rotation
  • Easily accessible drive
  • Precise final position
  • Intrinsic safety thanks to the integrated guards
  • Optionally available:
    - Separate protective fence with door
    - Integration in machine guards
 
 

Roller pivoting table

  • Section widths:
    - 1,000 mm for pallet widths of up to 800 mm
    - 1,200 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,000 mm
    - 1,450 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,250 mm
  • Roller pitch:
    - 190.5 or 127 mm
  • Can be combined with
    - Fixed and variable rails
    - End stop
    - Stoppers
    - Centring unit for empty pallets

Chain pivoting table

  • Chain pitches:
    - 700 mm
    - 860 mm
    - 1,000 mm
    - 1,260 mm
  • Variable chain lanes (2 to 5 lanes)
  • Robust conveyor chains
  • Redirection radius:
    - 80 mm
  • Small crossovers
  • Can be combined with:
    - Fixed and variable rails
    - End stop
    - Stoppers
  • Low-noise and low-wear chain guide
 
 

Corner station

  • Section widths:
    - 1,000 mm for pallet widths of up to 800 mm
    - 1,200 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,000 mm
    - 1,450 mm for pallet widths of up to 1,250 mm
  • Chain pitches:
    - 700 mm
    - 860 mm
    - 1,000 mm
    - 1,260 mm
  • 2 to 4 chain lanes
  • Maintenance-free lifting mechanism
  • Optionally available:
    - Pallet alignment
    - Stopper
    - Stops
    - Fixed and variable rails
  • Double corner station to split up or form two-lane conveyor sections or pallet clusters
  • Intrinsic safety thanks to the integrated guards

Turntable corner stations

  • Turntable corner station with rollers and chain lift compensation for permanent or optional changing of the pallet direction from shortside leading to long-side leading or vice-versa
  • All drives motorised
  • Chain pitches, number of lanes, and transfer rollers depend on the chain conveyor
  • Can be combined with rails/end stop
  • Separate protective fence

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LPM-EE empty pallet magazine

  • Equipped with one-sided or complete pallet latching through forks of forklift
  • Capacity: 15 intact pallets or 10 faulty pallets
  • Maximum stacking and destacking speed:
    - Standard: 120 pallets per hour
    - Higher outputs available on request
  • Suitable for direct stack infeed
  • Stacking of half pallets onto carrier pallets possible

LPM-ZE empty pallet magazine

  • Equipped with two-sided pick-up
  • Capacity: 15 intact pallets or 10 faulty pallets
  • Maximum stacking and destacking speed:
    - Standard: 120 pallets per hour
    - Higher outputs available on request
  • For processing difficult pallets with high dimension tolerances and low slide-in forklift openings
  • Easy change-over to other pallet dimensions
 
 

Empty pallet inspection unit

  • With top press-on rollers for levelling out staples
  • Can be combined with a pallet brushing unit
  • Infinitely adjustable test pressure
  • Standard tests:
    - Bottom boards and bottom crossboards
    - Top boards running lengthwise and crosswise
    - Indirect wedge inspection

 

  • Optional tests:
    - Dimension check
    - Prong and area-clear monitoring
    - Separate bottom board inspection with loaded pallet
    - Direct wedge inspection
 
 

Multiple infeed and discharge

  • Robust infeed and discharge unit for compact pallet formations consisting of 4 GDB pallets, 6 Euro pallets or 12 Dusseldorf pallets
  • Pallet infeed:
    - Separation of pallet formation in rows by means of liftable and transversally moving lifting rakes
    - Passing on of pallets via integral roller conveyor
  • Pallet discharge:
    - Pallet feed via integral roller conveyor
    - Row-by-row grouping with a lifting rake
  • Maximum throughput: 200 fullsize pallets per hour
  • Comprehensive safety concept

Travelling carriage

  • Function:
    - Transferring of pallets for distribution, collecting, and sorting
    - For splitting up multi-lane conveyor sections, before depalletising for example.
    - For forming multi-lane conveyor sections, after palletising for example.
  • Fence guarding
  • Can be combined with
    - All roller and chain conveyors
    - All pivoting tables
  • Optional: Lengthwise travelling carriage
    - Bridges inexpensive, long conveyor sections with low throughput
    - Creates pass-through openings within the conveyor sections

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Control system

 

A high line availability can only be achieved if an intelligent control system is used. This is why Krones has developed a clearly structured control system which enables optimal capacity utilisation. The wellthought- out arrangement of pallet storage postions and functional units achieves highly efficient pallet handling – while simultaneously preventing downtimes occurring on the palletiser. On request, each segment can be equipped so that the controller will allow manual control. Reverse drives are also available for all units. The frequency inverters are controlled via Profibus or Ethernet.

 
 

Drive technology

  • Drive with spur gears
  • Installation below the feed rollers and conveyor chains
  • Options:
    - Example of a laterally mounted drive with bevel gears
    - Frequency inverter with decentralised technology via Profibus or Ethernet

Operation

  • Convenient operation by touchscreen with simple menu guidance and clear graphics
  • Diagnostics system to pinpoint faults using system image
  • Diagnostics support via drawings, images and help texts
  • Wizard for troubleshooting
  • Remote maintenance available using the remote service system
  • Optionally available with control centre function

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  • Quick installation and start-up

    Almost all of the components are already pre-assembled in the factory. This ensures the conveyor is ready for operation within a very short time (“plug and play”).

  • High functional reliability

    The sturdy design and use of functional mechanisms which have been tested over many years ensure that the PalCo operates completely smoothly.

  • Robust construction

    Its stainless steel construction gives the conveyor a long service life and protects it against corrosion.

  • Low maintenance requirement

    The stable conveyor proves that it is extremely low-maintenance and easy to look after during its everyday operation.

  • Modular design

    The conveyor segments can be adapted to precisely suit the needs and basic conditions of your production line.

  • Quiet and economic

    All of the PalCo components are designed to operate quietly while consuming little energy.

  • Intelligent control system

    The clever control concept with high proportion of sensors ensures optimum capacity utilisation.

  • Gentle on the product

    Your products are in good hands on the PalCo: All of the modules are designed to convey products gently.

  • Employee protection

    The conveyor system is designed to meet all demands to ensure safe operation.

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