Layer Handling System The Wave
The Wave is a unique combination of conveyor elements with a layer gripper resulting in a machine that can take complete product layers arriving from the conveyor lane and – independent of product type and configuration – place them safely onto a pallet. The Wave can be used in sectors of the consumer industry branch and for almost all products.
The principle applied in The Wave is as simple as it is fascinating: Carried on the gentle wave of the conveyor belt the product is taken up by the split gripper apron. The four-sided compression aligns the layer formation exactly on all four sides. Laying on the gripper apron and held in place with the four-sided compression the product layer is transported to the waiting pallet and gently placed onto it. It makes no difference if the layer pattern contains gaps or if full or half pallets are to be transported.
The compact design makes it possible – in contrast to the usual systems using fork grippers – to save up to 40 % of floor area. This makes for an optimal space utilization.
Conventional clamp systems apply pressure to the product layer and require gap former insertions for configurations with gaps.
The Wave requires no gap former insertion for configurations with gaps and positions the layer gently without pressure. Flexible and product protective