Automated Basket Transportation Network with Basket Tracking

The link between the Loader/Unloader and Retort Crate Delivery is the crate conveyor network. Designed with built in accumulation buffer, the system is designed to ensure that ABRS system continues to run even if there are periods of downtime upstream or downstream. Crate Tippers, 90 Degree Transfer Stations, Turntables, and Forklift Removal Stations provide the plant with seamless basket transport and storage to maximize line efficiency.

Automated Basket Transportation Network with Crate Tracking Features
  • Robust 304 Stainless Steel frames
  • Heavy Duty #80 washdown duty Hitachi chain
  • VFD Control on all motors with forward/reverse options
  • Interfaced with Loader/Unloader/Delivery System via Allen Bradley PLC network
  • Integrated Crate Tracking system provides identification/status of all crates in the system
  • Every crate position tracked via vision system and sensor locations at each crate position
  • Individual lockout/tagout locations for every conveyor
  • Ethernet bus network for diagnostics and alarming
  • Nema 4X MCP Panels provided and pre-wired for quick installation