EVT plants can be loaded in a wide variety of ways. The first decision is whether manual or automatic loading is wished. This is followed by specific choices, such as loading by crane, pallet jack, robot, loading table, or by an automatic loading system. Our commitment to tailor our degreasing plants to our customers’ specific needs also extends to the loading system. This has prompted us to develop our own automatic loading systems that respond not only to the requirements and properties of the parts being degreased but also to the space situation in the customer’s production facility and to the specified loading speeds. By appropriately designing tracks leading to and from the plant, unsupervised operation for several hours at a time can be enabled. These can be combined with RFID in order to detect the program required for each basket and control the plant accordingly.
We equip our EVT loading systems with chain-driven accumulation conveyors. The advantage compared to conventional roller conveyors is that the baskets are propelled by the chains instead of simply rolling. If a basket stops, the chains and rollers simply continue moving underneath them.