Automated Conveyor Systems

Conveyor Systems

Conveyor systems have long been a key part of any manufacturing process.  By combining automation, testing & vision systems with conveyors we are able to increase the efficiency and quality of your process.

The application of automated conveyors is widely used in industrial automation both small and large scale, and is suited to every industry.  Applied Automation has completed a large number of these projects for the manufacturing, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

Projects

High Speed Sorting Conveyor

This conveyor project was completed for Mondelez, one of Australia's leading confectionery food manufacturers (with brands such as Cadbury, Pascall and BelVita). The high speed conveyor is capable of processing 80 cartons per minute and supports product cartons of varying sizes. 

The design implemented by our engineers includes eight conveyors using automated scanning and sorting to direct cartons to the correct lane and onto the robot palletiser conveyors.

Technology utilised in the project includes Sick sensors, Rockwell 1kW MP Servo Motors, Apex planetary gearboxes, Forbo Belts, Rockwell Control System and Intralox Dynamically Activated Roller Belt (DARB).

Features:

  • High speed conveyor
  • Automated Scanning
  • Automated Sorting
  • Automated Packing

Benefits:

  • Improved manufacturing efficiency
  • Supports varied package sizes
  • Added to existing process

servo controlled precision indexing

automated tray packing

plc for automated systems

Indexing Conveyor

One of the many projects completed for Pfizer; this automated indexing conveyor is part of a process to count, check, sort and place pharmaceutical vials into trays.

Our unique design for the system includes precision servo control with an indexing star wheel tray loader that allows it to accommodate various vials sizes being fed through the infeed conveyor.

The end result is optimal singulation and efficient packing into the tray shipper.

servo controlled precision indexing

automated tray packing

plc for automated systems

Precision Conveyor

In order to meet the high throughput demands required by automotive industries, high speed precision conveyor systems are often used with vision systems for quality control and electrical testing.

This conveyor system completed for Robert Bosch is part of an assembly line for measuring and testing of diodes used in automotive components.

Utilising standard motor gearbox combinations with encoder feedback, this assembly is constructed using precision CNC machined components for accurate movement & testing of delicate products.  Festo pneumatics are used in the design the singulation mechanism.

automated vision testing

conveyor pulley

conveyor tensioner

Bagged Ice Conveyor

This full turnkey indexing conveyor was designed and manufactured right here in Melbourne at Applied Automation.

With a dedicated flight pitch the conveyor is able to move bagged ice at 1 index per second for high speed sorting and packing, and to date has moved with over 1.5million trouble free indexing movements.

The equipment includes a Siegling Prolink plastic modular belt with fixed flights, constructed with 316 stainless steel for all mechanical parts and driven with SEW Helical-bevel gear servo motor.

Features:

  • High speed indexing
  • High reliablity indexing
  • 316 stainless steel construction
  • Plastic modular belts

automated vision testing

conveyor pulley

conveyor tensioner