Automated Conveyor Systems
Conveyor Systems for Robotic Automation Systems
Conveyor systems for robotic automation systems include all types of conveyors that are used to move/transfer raw materials, work in process and finished goods products in/out of work cells. Typical types of conveyors include roller conveyors and belt type conveyors that are often controlled by a master PLC, or the robot. Conveyors are used to control part flow in a manufacturing operation. More specialized conveyor components include pallet transfers and turntables. For example, robot palletizing cells require a conveyor of some sort to move products into a palletizing station and then out of the cell for fork truck pickup.
*Note that TW Automation does not design conveyor systems for complete warehouse automation systems.