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Dispatch area

Dispatch area

MINDA already offers a great transport flexibility with its standard components (plastic chain conveyors, turntables and angle transfers) for the dispatch area. In addition, stacks can also be stacked on top of each other with our stack doubler so you save space and profit from a bigger transport area.  

Plastic chain conveyor for the dispatch area

Advantages:

  • Flexible working widths and lengths available for each dispatch area
  • Smooth transport through frequency-controlled drives
  • Reverse operation mode
  • Low maintenance expenses
  • High safety for the operating personnel
  • Tour-related composition provided
  • Complete visualization and material flow tracking up to dispatch
  • Can be equipped with fire protection flaps

Turntable

Directional changes of transport sections can be realized via turntables. It is also possible to combine pallets coming from two different directions into one main direction. However, material coming from one source direction can also be distributed in different directions.


Right angle stations

Right angle stations are used in corrugated cardboard transport systems when the transport direction in the process is changed by 90° and thus the length-width-ratio is also changed.

Advantages:

  • Both transport directions with plastic chain
  • Large-scale support of goods
  • Gentle transport of bottom sheets
  • Suitable for all formats and qualities
  • Compact and safe construction

Turning cross

The turning cross is designed to turn corrugated board stacks in front of converting machines.
The stack length is measured when it runs onto the plastic chain conveyors and it is centred on the turning cross.
Once the block has been turned by +90° to the right/left or by 180°, it is centrally positioned in front of the machine.
Even sensitive and extremely small blocks can be conveyed smoothly and gently on this plastic chain conveyor.


Stack doublers

Stack doublers for optimization of the truck loading volume

For this purpose, the individual stacks are only half high; they are doubled up later to make use of the full loading height of the lorry.
This method is especially suitable for instable packing patterns, which do not reach high stacks.

Solution:

  • loading station with a two-sectional lance-shaped slide, which ensures that during double loading only one stack is loaded on the pallet whereas the other is fed through without pallet
  • both loads are individually strapped, one with and one without pallet
  • in the downstream double-up station, the load without pallet is deposited on the load with pallet to fully utilise the internal lorry height
  • a centring system ensures that the top stack is precisely centred on the bottom stack

Further advantages:

  • complete truck loads already in the finished goods storage
  • shorter loading times by pallet doubling
  • solid combination of pallets by aligned stacking
  • no separate pick-up cycle required

Control

Complex control of individual intralogistics systems

There is a complex control process behind the flexibility and the size of these intralogistics processes. This process also includes software solutions optimally adjusted to the individual conditions.
They are based on MINDA MoveIT, the control and visualization system for intralogistics programmed by MINDA.
The system coodinates the control of transport sections, floor conveyors and packing devices according to the plans of the ERP system.
This superordinated control based on PC is further internally developed by experienced programmers.
MINDA MoveIT guarantees a fully-automatic operation in all transport sections. The transport operations are optimized so that all storing places are efficiently used.
In the discharge area behind the corrugator the system exactly defines how and in which order and sequence the corrugated cardboard stacks reach the intermediate storage and the converting machines with an optimal utilization of the transport capacity.
These calculations are effected in real time and are the condition for continuous new evaluations of the prioritites of the individual operations.

Complete transport operation

The converting machines are supplied in time with goods for conversion according to the definitions of the ERP systems. After the conversion, the corrugated cardboard stacks are discharged from the machines and fed to the pallet protection. (picture 2) Here the correct pallet type is automatically prepared and the data for the strapping are available. The secured goods reach the finished goods storage and are ready for despatch.
The system flexibly reacts to inputs by the operators. During the entire production process the products can always be identified.
A dynamic visualization of the processes provides the customer an overview of the complete production flow.


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