Published As:
EP2135823
Title:
Modular multi-ring system for flexible supply of workstation
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Priority Date
15
Jun
09
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Abstract:
The present invention refers to an automated system for handling and distribution of products in its manufacturing process and to a multi-ring modular system with an overtaking system allowing to supply in a flexible and automated manner the workstations, allowing the simultaneous products manufacturing with several operative ranges without having throttling or productivity losses. The system is based in a modular frame ( fig. 1 ), comprising curve modules (1), workstation modules (2), straight modules (3 and 8), transfer modules (4), association station modules (5), pallets (6), interconnection between sections modules (7), and a set of complementary components, all incorporated in an articulated form between them. All the system is further controlled and managed by computer software and a programmable automated robot that assures the automated movement and distribution of the products running in the several workstations.
Claim 1:
1. Multi-ring modular system for flexible supplying of workstations characterized by a modular basis construction comprising a conjugation of modules of several typologies, namely curve modules (1), workstation modules (2), straight modules (3 and 8), transfer modules (4), association station modules (5), pallets (6) interconnection between sections modules (7), interconnected between them, allowing the coupling of as many modules as the required sizing, and which assembly originates a ring form frame, comprised by an outer ring and several inner rings provided with a continuous articulated movement between them.