Since the stacks can be very heavy, Habasit proposed to design a conveyor with the M5020 Flat Top belt made of POM material and PA sprockets. Thus, to meet the high strength requirement and expectation on the belt lifetime. The OEM developed the conveyor with 3 single belt lanes which allowed him to place photoelectric sensors in-between them. The bidirectional drive design offers the possibility of conveying the stacks forth and back.
The large contact surface of 3 times 300 mm (11.8”) wide belts provides a smooth platform for the panels and no imprints are seen. The stacks can be conveyed without the use of expensive additional pallets and the required quality is maintained. As an additional benefit, the costly and time consuming lubrication needed with the steel chains is not necessary anymore.