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Flow Rack with Placon Conveyor and Robotic Arm

The dimensions of the flow rack pictured are 60" H x 112" D x 39.5" W. It is designed to hold up to 750 lbs. It features six swivel casters for structure mobility. It is built with red plastic-coated steel pipe and black plated metal joints per customer's aesthetic preference and can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications. Photo courtesy of Hy-Tek Intralogistics.

Creform Corporation has designed a stair-stepped flow rack with Placon conveyor design for an automated storage and retrieval systems manufacturer. The manufacturer needed to create a working cell of flow racks to allow part picking by a robotic arm to speed up the parts handling operation and efficiency.

The flow rack features six levels for product presentation in a stair stepped set-up and for picking operations. Each level has six lanes utilizing Creform's wide Placon conveyor for product flow. Lane dividers are located on each side of the lane to allow the robot to easily identify each part location.

Each of the rack's levels can be repositioned, and with the stair-stepped design, can be raised or lowered without changing the length of the conveyor. This simplifies adjustment. Position changes require only a simple hex wrench.

Placon rollers work especially well with totes that have soft bottoms or open cell designs. The 3" wide Placon rollers provide the extra support necessary to handle flow rack challenges and are supported by a wide selection of load and stop mounts. They are suitable for low friction for shallow flow angles. They are available in 1-5/8" and 3/4" diameters as well as various pitch centers to accommodate many applications. Stainless steel covered rollers are available where extra roller wear ability is necessary.

with all Creform flow racks, various capacity, sizes and configurations are possible. A wide variety of pipe colors are available, and accessories can include information sheet holders, label holders, tool storage, hooks to hang tools and other supplies. Creform flow racks are suitable for warehouse or manufacturing plant use and can be built on wheels rather than feet. They are available as a kit or an assembled structure or in the component form for a complete DIY solution.

For more information contact:

Creform Corporation

P.O. Box 830

Greer, SC 29652-0830


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