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Custom-made automation systems for paper reels transport.

Paper reel transport

MINDA can carry out the tracking of all paper reels to the corrugator.
The smart MINDA control system keeps an overview which paper reel stand is to be served and also takes care of your balance roll management.
The paper reels can be distributed from a central feeding line to the individual lines of the reel stands by means of a portal carriage.  
The paper reels can either be transported horizontally on plastic chain conveyors being embedded in the floor and with drivable forklifts or via a shuttle system or a transfer car. The reels are turned by 90° via a paper reel turning device being embedded in the floor.

MINDA can carry out the tracking of all paper reels to the corrugator.
The smart MINDA control system keeps an overview which paper reel stand is to be served and also takes care of your balance reel management.
The paper reels can be distributed from a central feeding line to the individual lines of the reel stands by means of a portal carriage.  
The paper reels can either be transported horizontally on plastic chain conveyors being embedded in the floor and with drivable forklifts or via a shuttle system or a transfer car. The reels are turned by 90° via a paper reel turning device being embedded in the floor.

Plastic chain conveyor for horizontal paper reel transport

The plastic chain conveyors embedded in the floor combine a number of advantages for horizontal paper reel transport:

  • Short and long conveyor lines up to 10.00 m possible (longer conveyor lines upon request)
  • Solid plastic chains, drivable by forklift (wheel load 7 t)
  • Easy mounting directly with the forklift truck
  • Compact design, continuous pit depth only 340 mm or installation above floor possible
  • Reverse operation mode
  • Gentle reel transport, thus less waste
  • High safety for the operating personnel
  • Complete visualization and material flow tracking possible
  • Can be combined with other components e.g. transfer cars, turntables, weighing equipment

Plastic chain conveyor for vertical paper reel transport

The transport of vertical paper reels on material-protecting plastic chain conveyors is possible as a space-saving transport in many areas.
The vertical paper reels can be positioned or removed by means of a forklift, crane or upender.

Advantages:

  • Short and long conveyor lines in one section possible
  • Space-saving transport to and from paper reel warehouses / high-bay warehouses
  • Material-protecting transport of expensive coating papers
  • Can be combined with other components e.g. transfer cars, turntables
  • Complete visualization and material flow tracking possible
  • Can be combined with weighing equipment for weight recording

Gantry car

Gantry machine lines are characterized by their space-saving construction.
Therefore they are especially suitable for applications in the fire protected area.


Transfer car

The paper reel transport by transfer cars provides central feeding to and discharge from several converting stations such as printing or pre-printing machines, unwinders or winders or corrugators. Moreover, it allows the transport into a high-rack warehouse or similar. The reels can be transported horizontally or vertically.


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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