TQC are specialists in assembly system technology. Utilising modular construction, TQC supplied assembly systems can incorporate mechanical materials handling, automatic assembly and other automation processes. TQC have designed and produced a number of sophisticated pallet based automatic assembly and test projects for several demanding applications.
There are many formats that can be used for a pallet transfer system, the pallet can travel around a single level loop, the pallet can be transferred around in a rectilinear manner with a side transfer at each end or pallet can be moved between different levels, for example the empty pallet return can run underneath. Twin or even multiple track nests are possible, as are interchangeable nests for different variants.
TQC have provided pallet transfer systems for multi-part assemblies for the automotive industry when high volumes required fully automatic solutions handling parts from bulk. Another system supplied allowed operators to load complex parts onto pallet tooling for automatic grease dispensing and function testing operations to be carried out automatically.
The business cases that are addressed by installing a pallet transfer system into your production facility are that operations can be carried out fully automatically with the system producing complete products so there is no work in progress (WIP) produced during normal running. There is also the flexibility of installing new technology modules into the system when required and changing the pallet tooling to accommodate new variants.
A pallet transfer system is a flexible solution that can replace some or all manual labour, allowing production running costs to be reduced. Further benefits are that operations can be quality assured and checked automatically; this being pertinent to many production environments including the pharma and medical sectors, the automotive sectors and aerospace and defence industries.