The Lift and Locate Dock fastens directly to any Quickdraw® conveyor section. Metering stops deliver the products or carriers, one at a time, into the dock. A fixture with locating pins mates with bushings in the product carrier, holding locations within ± 0.0035 inches of true position for precise operations. Quickdraw® will custom design the lift plate to meet the specific requirements of each product or pallet.
Each Lift and Locate Dock includes one product detect sensor, one metering stop, and a one-position sensor on the double acting lift cylinder. Flow controls adjust the lifting and lowering actuator. Your PLC controls the positioning and metering functions. Additional metering stops and sensors may be required to hold and release product into the dock. Carrier ID and status switches are also available.