Automatic overhead travelling crane designed to automatically pick up flat float glass sheets from fixed vertical racks (A-shaped or L-shaped) or from automatic classifiers before automatically transferring them to special tilt tables for subsequent transfer to one or more cutting lines.
The "Dynamic" automatic overhead crane features an innovative combination of three important features:
These important and innovative functions are guaranteed by a unique and characteristic sheet clamp assembly that has folding ends depending the required machining operation:
The sheet clamp unit has special levers to separate the glass sheets safely, it can rotate around its vertical axis to load Low-E sheets and its special configuration means the overhead crane can be positioned anywhere in the glass cutting warehouse area, thus optimising space.
Automation is managed via the latest PC-based control technology, which combines the flexibility and performance of PCs with the robustness and stability of PLCs, thus enabling plants to achieve high performance in complete safety and reliability. Management and control takes place via an independent control panel which communicates directly with the float glass and laminated glass cutting lines, with which it continuously exchanges information in a perfectly integrated manner, before automatically receiving the loading or unloading lists and returning the remaining glass sheet to the warehouse.