The mobile sorting buffer (MSB) is an integral part of in-house logistics solutions and can be used in a highly flexible manner. Depending on the selected design, the buffer is in a class of its own when it comes to loading and unloading glass sheets manually or automatically.
The software solution autofab makes it possible to load and unload the buffer in a customisable manner during the automated production sequence (ALD/MSB-T). With autofab, the correct production sequence is followed and manual sorting is a thing of the past.
During manual loading procedures, the software AFOverview assists you with the paperless production process. The software’s positioning display helps the operator to load and position the sheets correctly.
Depending on the selected design mode, the sorting buffer MSB can be loaded and unloaded automatically or manually. The following variants are available: Automatic loading station (ALD), automatic loading with shuttle (MSB-T), manual loading using a station (MLD) and manual loading by hand.
Using the automatic loading and unloading station (ALD), the glass sheets are transferred sequentially by way of a roller carrier situated beneath the MSB. The glass sheet is supported by a back wall and double-loading is possible.
During the loading process, the glass sheets are fed in automatically by way of a roller carrier situated underneath. As soon as the roller carrier is lowered, the glass sheet is placed on the integrated glass transport rollers. When it comes to the automatic unloading process, this sequence is performed in reverse -> the roller carrier lifts the glass sheets off the glass transport rollers and transfers them out of the MSB. Single glass loading and a chaotic system are both possible with the MSB-T. Temporary storage even of very large sheets is possible without operator intervention.
The manual LiSEC loading and unloading station (MLD) can be integrated directly within a production line or used as a stand-alone machine. The MLD comprises a moveable roller wall that is guided on a rail on one side. This system, with its integrated function to enable a change in inclination, is particularly well-suited for quickly and electively sorting glass sheets and allows for more straightforward manipulation of heavy sheets.