Ware transfers range
Revimac has been capable of offering, for the last thirty years, a complete line of handling device to the hollow glass industry and today we talk of a component right in the center of our ware handling lines, the transfer wheels.
The main job of transfer wheel is to move the containers from the machine conveyor to the cross conveyor, but one of the crucial jobs is also to properly space containers and to put them in the right orientation to prepare a perfect lehr loading and it’s very important to not underestimate those aspects because a good transfer wheel could lead to major benefit along the whole line.
Revimac during the years have been focusing its products range on some common characteristics, such as:
- Chain guide is integrated in the front side of the steel plate, while in the back side is positioned the chain tensioner;
- Drive sprocket is equipped with a safety clutch;
- Base frame also integrating support mechanism that allows easy positioning of transfer head with orthogonal adjustment for accurate regulation;
- Quick change fingers easily accessible through the cover opening for an easy spacing setup.
Those few features are the base for a reliable and easy to operate machine and with this in mind, Revimac developed different transfer-wheel model to suit the most lines.
The first model is our all-purpose wheel, the HS700 MK2 (high speed 700, second generation profile).
This wheel can handle up to 500 bpm offering wide possibilities for adjustment and personalisation.
Revimac HS 700 MK2 is designed with an optimized transfer angle to assure quick and stable handling of the glassware, supported with ware guide plates positioned on the bottom and upper part of the structure.
The other peculiar feature is the improved quick-change fingers with swing (or revolving) retraction.
The alloy steel base frame also integrates a support mechanism that allows easy positioning of transfer head with vertical and lateral adjustment for accurate ware handling.
Drive sprocket equipped with pneumatic torque limiter (with electric contact signal for emergency) to prevent damage in case of jamming due to accidental interference.
For the most demanding lines Revimac developed another model: the UHS700. This model can transfer with ease up to 700 bpm.
The distinctive feature of this device is the design of its retractile fingers which doesn’t swing (as per HS700 MK2) but, thanks to a dedicated cam, operate a linear retraction. Furthermore, the cam guide ensures a dampening effect that help stability at high speeds avoiding bounce or vibration.
These features allow the UHS700 to precisely transfer glass container at 700 bpm.
Revimac still produce its evergreen model, the “Type 178” which offers simplicity and reliability at a great price point.
The last transfer wheel is the Parallel wheel which is requested in some lines where the main conveyor is parallel to the cross conveyor.
Revimac, however, is not done. This is just a quick glimpse of our product range to suit the vast majority of the line’s needs.
During the years we developed many customized solutions for our client, such as for non-round containers, special spacing, or even for line which speed is as quicker as 1000 bpm ( yes, you read right ). We have many available solutions and we are always looking forward to the production needs of tomorrow.
So if you want to address some of the issues you have with your current line, please share with us your consideration and we will be more than happy to find a solution with you, one that we already have or one that we will be happy to develop with you!