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Debut for Skyfall system with automatic infeed and delivery stations
LogiMAT 2018, Hall 3/Stand D51: Ferag AG
“At LogiMAT, we will be presenting a wide range of applications where our Skyfall system can score points,” announces Ferag CEO Jürg Möckli. The spectrum of uses that the Swiss are showcasing on the demonstration conveyor in Stuttgart ranges from automotive (for example, production of plastic injection moulded parts for instrument panels, doors, etc.) to construction chemicals (transport and buffering of silicone cartridges), to packaging material handling (transport of folding cartons for beer cans), to e-commerce and multi-channel marketing. The latest innovations by the engineers from the Zürcher Oberland will not be neglected meanwhile. Ferag has newly designed SkySorter merchandise pockets with sides made of elastic synthetic fibres, built for optimal automated filling and emptying. The automatic infeed and delivery stations on show for the first time can process up to 2000 pockets per hour. Products fall automatically into prepared pockets in the entirely gravity-powered first section of the show conveyor. At the other end of the course a tilting mechanism tips over the pockets so products can slide out in a controlled manner. “Both devices are interesting for Skyfall users looking to extensively automate their goods distribution,” continues Möckli.
Skyfall technology’s great adaptability to a wide range of application areas rests largely on individual hangers that hitch up not only with pockets, but also with load carriers designed for all manner of other items such as cans, cartridges or vehicle components. Of course, producing customized versions is no problem either. Further benefits of Skyfall overhead conveyors: just a slight gradient plus gravity suffice to get the frictionless shuttles rolling, so no electric drives are needed on downhill stretches. Moreover, thanks to spatial flexibility they can make optimum use of structural conditions around factory equipment. Even with a complex installation, larger areas of floor space stay completely clear for use by production and packaging or for people to move around. What’s more, any system scales easily.
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