Transfer Systems

Press Line Buffer Storage

Press Line Buffer Storage

buffer storage Buffer storage between two presses is the primary application of this versatile stacking tower and roller chain conveyor system. The combined units are designed to facilitate the smooth flow of panels through a press line, storing parts as required between presses, or allowing flow through if the second press is calling for parts.

The tower and conveyor can be built to handle panels of essentially any size or shape. The system shown is designed to accommodate automotive hoods. Storage capacity of this tower is 20 panels.

Basically, the tower consists of four vertical index chains in a steel framework. Four nests at each level hold the panel at that location. Parts are removed or deposited on the chain index conveyor running under the tower, based on supply and demand from the presses at each end of this conveyor system.

Peak Industries has been a supplier of custom automation and assembly components and special machines and systems for the automotive and other manufacturing industries since 1966.