Handling and Transport Systems

Handling and Transport Systems

The right material handling equipment is fundamental to the efficient performance of any busy production facility

Suitable for every client’s unique needs

The materials handling equipment and intralogistics processes deployed to transport essential component parts or goods within the factory building are fundamental to the efficient performance of any busy production facility.

Internal handling and transport solutions can be either floor-based or mounted overhead. Both types offer benefits and the system that best suits your organisation’s needs will depend upon a number of factors.

For example, while systems based on ground-level technology tend to require a smaller financial commitment than overhead handling methods, they can take up valuable floor space. Meanwhile, because they make use of the free space below a building’s ceiling or roof, overhead systems optimise a site’s footprint, but can cost more to install than floor-level schemes.

CTI Systems offer a choice of ground-level and overhead solutions to suit every client’s unique needs.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

A highly flexible solution for delivering components to assembly lines or transporting inventory within a facility, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are a popular option with users operating in diverse industries.

Whether they’re being used to transport heavy loads such as steel coils or paper reels, aircraft fuselages or automotive components, AGVs can perform independently or be integrated into the most complex automated material flow systems.

AGVs offer the user a host of benefits. For example:

  • Their ability to operate around-the-clock 24/7 increases productivity;
  • They enhance the safety of the working environment;
  • AGVs deliver reduced operating costs and free up shop-floor personnel to focus on other areas of the business.

Floor-based and Overhead Conveyor Systems

CTI Systems' extensive range of floor-mounted conveyor systems allow even the bulkiest loads to be transported throughout a production site quickly and efficiently.

Used within pre-production buffer storage zones, production lines and testing, commissioning and shipping areas, CTI Systems' conveyor solutions are designed to undertake the most complex tasks and every component part’s robust design and build quality ensures that CTI's conveyor-based handling systems perform reliably and effectively even when deployed within the harshest industrial environments.

Conveyor technology available from CTI Systems includes:

  • Monorails
  • Roller conveyors, heavy duty conveyors, skid conveyors
  • Bespoke chain conveyors
  • Lifting systems
  • Turntables
  • Closed chain conveyors
  • Belt conveyors
  • Shuttle systems

Overhead and Suspended Cranes

At facilities with varied handling requirements, automatic crane technology can represent the optimum transport solution.

CTI’s crane systems perform a range of highly complex tasks that are vital to the safe and efficient production cycles of a range of clients operating across all kinds of manufacturing industries.

Able to transport loads weighing up to 65 tonnes quickly and safely, the range of cranes within CTI Systems' portfolio can be incorporated within a manual, semi-automated or fully-automated production process, while CTI’s ‘grab and load’ suspension systems are tailored to meet the precise requirements of every application and the load to be transported.

Often referred to as ‘process cranes’, automatic cranes can be built around a choice of overhead, interlocking or travelling crane design, but they are fully integrated within the production process.

With PLC-controlled operation, automatic cranes are usually fitted with a custom-built grab attachment, interlocking systems, indexing units or other devices to suit the required application.

Manipulators and other handling devices

A range of handling devices that enable loads to be transported, rotated, lifted or turned can be supplied to feed and remove materials, components to and from production machinery, furnaces, presses, etc. with precision and maximum on-site safety.

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