Whatever your handling requirement, Neptek has the conveyor solution for you. Neptek supplies a range of standard and customised conveyor systems. The conveyors that Neptek design and supply are well-engineered, robust and fully functional. Resulting in highly efficient, reliable equipment with low energy consumption and very low running costs.
Whatever your conveyor needs, Neptek has the solution. We will happily work with you to find the best system for you – whether that’s a standard part or something specific.
Neptek supplies a range of conveyor solutions for handling baggage at airports. When departing conveyor solutions from check-in counters merge seamlessly onto the main transport belt conveyors, through inspection and sorting to the airside. Luggage is tracked through the entire conveying, inspection and sorting process to ensure your bag arrives at the correct aircraft on time. When landing and disembarking your luggage is put on our conveyor solutions from the airside into the arrivals terminal and onto the baggage reclaim carousel. Your baggage is tracked from the airside through the terminals and sorted to the correct baggage reclaim carousel quickly and efficiently. Our conveyor systems incorporate the following technology.
Neptek supply a range of conveyor solutions for the handling of Paper, Polyethylene or Polywoven bags filled with product from 500g to 80kg in mass. These conveyor systems are typically used from the process of bag filling and sealing machines to palletising or truck loading. Neptek Bag Conveyors are extremely robust and designed to handle abrasive product and operate in harsh environments. Neptek conveyor equipment is fabricated from either stainless steel or mild steel powder coated material and includes:
Neptek supplies a range of conveyor solutions for the handling of aluminium/metal cans, PET/glass bottles and plastic crates. Our conveyor systems can be integrated into new or existing canning and bottling lines. Neptek conveyor equipment is fabricated from either stainless steel, aluminium or mild steel powder coated material and includes:
Neptek supplies a range of conveyor solutions for the handling of boxes, trays and tote bins. These conveyor systems are typically used at the end of a production line, between case packers and palletising in the manufacturing sector. In the intralogistics sector, these conveyor systems can typically be found in the picking areas, through to manifesting, consolidation and then into the dispatch area.
Neptek conveyor equipment is fabricated from either stainless steel or mild steel powder coated material and includes:
Neptek, together with our international partner Dücker, supply a range of conveyor solutions to the corrugated board manufacturing industry. Our Corrugated Conveyor systems are well engineered, robust and industry proven.
We enable fully automatic transport of the stack from the Corrugator to the intermediate storage and then through the processing machines and onto palletisation and shipment. The material flow and visualisation are fully controlled by PLC and ASCOR (Administration System for the Corrugated Industry).
Throughout the corrugated board manufacturing process, we have the solution for you. The stage of production and technology solution listed below:
REEL HANDLING AND PREPARATION
Unwinding at the right moment.
The reel preparation station permits a more efficient slimming of your paper reels and contributes to reducing waste. After the reel has been moved in, it is lifted and turned. Whilst unrolling, the operator recognises the paper quality precisely. If this is okay, the process can be completed. In this way, too much paper is never removed.
As this process takes place before the unwinding reel already, the reel changing times are distinctly improved.
REEL RETURN LINE
Keep an eye on your rest reels.
A big step in direction of productivity increase is ensured by the use of reel return lines.
Rest reels must not be returned any more, but are moved out on the opposite side when the next reel is moved in.
There the operator uses an Easymover to roll the reel on to the reel return line, from where it is automatically transported in direction of the reel storage.
DISCHARGE FROM THE CORRUGATOR
Layer Formation using Pusher
Double – in the full sense of the word.
The Stabiltrack® conveyor with integrated longitudinal pusher permits you to form stack arrangements for your format pallets or to double the load units for the transfer car. This increases the through-put enormously. In case of high-performance plants, doubling counters bottlenecks. Depending on layout, shuttle cars can be used as well.
Stack arrangement for your TW loads and your sheet palletising.
Basically, optimal load units should be arranged in order to increase the performance of the transfer cars. In addition, accumulation permits stack arrangement for your sheet palletising.
In this case, individual stacks are separated from the corrugator on to the upstream conveyor in machine direction or are accumulated.
Base Line Turning Unit
Turn by 90 degrees in case of cross flute.
In order to transport stacks with very short cut lengths, so-called cross flutes, optimally by internal logistics, they should be turned before storage in the work-in-progress storage. For this purpose we have developed a turning unit which turns the stack by 90 degrees. Subsequently the individual sub-stacks are accumulated to optimal load units for the transfer car.
WORK IN PROGRESS (WIP)
Rush-hour in your work-in-progress storage – without traffic jam.
The use of high-performance transfer cars sees noticeable movement in your work-in-progress storage. At speeds of up to 3 m/s, which are controlled by the fully automatic control system and visualisation programme ASCOR, the stacks are transported precisely to where they are needed. The highly modern positioning control is used for highly precise fast approach to the target lines. Naturally the emphasis here is safety – with two laser scanners each on the front sides, and correspondingly designed controller stands for manual operation.
Runs and runs …
For gentle transport of the stacks we use our tested Stabiltrack® conveyor, which has been equipped with modular plastic chains made of acetal.
High Bay Storage Solutions (HBS)
Dücker conveyor systems developed a partnership with several well-known high bay storage suppliers. Single deep, double deep, or multiple deep storage are proposed and implemented with cranes equipped with satellites or telescopic forks.
Depending on your requirements, we can provide you a storage for the Work in Progress and/or Finished Goods areas. Our expertise is at your disposal to study in details your production, your need, and the most suitable solution, specifically for cases where surface area is considered quite valuable and building into the height is the only available option.
Consolidated by several projects over the last years, we design and provide all sorts of different High Bay Storage solutions in collaboration with our partners for a Sorting of short, mid and long-term orders according to order prioritisation. With our ASCOR administration system, we supply an integrated high bay module with the capability of tracking and sorting of each stack within your production facilities’ different storage areas.
Hybrid-Intermediate-Storage Systems (HISS)
Dücker conveyor systems GmbH and Westfalia developed a new concept for in particular high storage quantities and new printing technologies.
In order to meet our customers’ requirements, the customised Hybrid-Intermediate-Storage-Systems solution by Dücker and Westfalia is implemented. This combines the decade-long experience by Dücker in the area of Intermediate-Storage solutions and the floor-free high-bay storage solutions by Westfalia.
In this concept the space of a conventional intermediate storage with transfer car and conveyor belts on the ground is used by implementing additional storage above this level. Both systems are connected by the Westfalia Aviator®.
Each project is approached individually according to the facilities’ circumstances.
Our designers face every hurdle.
Various aspects have to be taken into consideration when designing the infeed lines. They include various types of machine as well as demanding local conditions frequently or obstacles, such as pillars. But, you can rest assured: With our many years of experience, we will find a tailor-made solution for you. Irrespective of whether turning devices, right angle conveyors or length and cross shuttles are needed, we plan the right elements for you so that this part of the plant is also optimally arranged for your needs.Defined, secure staff crossovers are also part of the optimal safety package. By using ASCOR for control we ensure that the machine is always fed with the requested stack required for the optimal sequence of operation and in the requested direction.
Tool and Waste Transport
Let’s go the whole hog.
What could be more obvious than supplementing the automatic system for intermediate storage by automatic transport of tools and waste? In the process, special boxes are used for tools, clichés, inks, et cetera which can be transported by the existing conveying systems in parts to the individual converting machines.
Here it is possible, for example, to install the tool storage above the intermediate warehouse. By means of a simple lift, the boxes prepared are passed on to the lower level. An add-on module of ASCOR provides automation and visualisation.
Pallets only where they are needed.
You profit from the advantages of a pallet-free transport of finished goods by having only one packaging line with a central pallet inserter. Up to two different stacks move into the inserter at the same time and are centred there at the side. Subsequently they are lifted. They are then pushed into the corresponding pallets which are pushed up manually or automatically. Very different pallet patterns can be set up by using pallet robots with turning devices. The plants have been designed in such a way that they can keep up with the performance of the converting machines.
Empty Pallet Robots
Diligent helper for pallet inserter
The capacity of the pallet inserter depends decisively on the performance of the pallet robot which supplies the various empty or top pallets. Depending on the number of different types of pallet as well as the type of spatial conditions, industrial robots or linear robots are used.
The area is secured with a protective lattice. In the pallet feed area, the access is monitored by light grid.
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As in the intermediate storage, a high-performance transfer car is required for the transport of finished goods. It is the connecting element between the converting machines and the central palletising and packaging line. Fitted with up to four decks, it can take up up to eight pallets and can pass them on to the packaging line.
At speeds of up to 3 m/s, which are controlled by the fully automatic control system and visualisation programme ASCOR, the high-performance transfer car removes the stack from the converting machine and takes it to the packaging line on the quickest route. Depending on the transported material, so-called hold-down devices can be planned to secure that stacks during quick transport.
The highly modern positioning control is used for highly precise fast approach to the target conveyors. Naturally the emphasis here is safety – with two laser scanners each on the front sides, and correspondingly designed controller stands for manual operation.
Truck Loading Systems (ATLS)
We take over your truck loading in less than 5 minutes
Our customers have challenges with truck loading again and again. The time-consuming process by means of a forklift can automate the inefficient loading process by also using AGVs (driverless transport system) The solution to these problems is ATLS which was developed together with Schumacher Packaging GmbH.
The advantages of the truck loading system:
Here you will learn to appreciate the performance of the inserter.
The best possibility of bringing your sheets on to pallets is by using a pallet inserter. Up to two different stacks move into the inserter at the same time and are centred there at the side. Subsequently the corresponding pallets are lifted and inserted. Very different pallet patterns can be set up by using pallet robots with turning devices. These plants are designed for effective palletising of made-to-measure ware. Their performance corresponds to today’s high-performance corrugators with a working width of 3.3 metres.
We will be pleased to inform you about the efficient transport of your formats. You will profit from the experience which we were able to gain during installation of numerous automatic units all over the world.
Simple and effective.
The best possibility of bringing your format on to pallets is by using a cross pusher. A conveyor with integrated cross pusher pushes the stack on to a lower roller conveyor, on to which empty pallets are placed.
The operator places a slip sheet which is clamped, and which reduces the friction when the stack is pushed. Subsequently this is used as lower edge protection.
In order to let your products survive the long transport frequently to your customers, they should be packed in an ideal way. This also includes the lower edge protection which is attached fully automatically, and which protects the lower edges of your load whilst strapping. We offer various solutions for laying large-scale base sheets.
Neptek supplies a range of conveyor solutions for the handling of flyer bags, parcels, boxes and tote bins in the courier express and logistics industry.
Telescopic belt conveyors or flexible vehicle off-loading conveyors positioned at the receiving doors streamline the off-loading process of parcels from the inbound vehicles and trucks. The vehicle off-loading conveyors are seamlessly integrated with the receiving conveyors to move parcels into the facility. Multiple receiving lines can merge onto the inbound lines that feeds directly into the distribution centre. Automatic in-line scanning, weighing, and dimensioning or camera systems can be added at receiving or on the main inbound line for billing purposes or for traceability and inspection of parcels. Parcels that can’t be identified are automatically diverted to a QC (Quality Control) station where they can be manually processed and re-inducted onto the inbound line. Neptek has a range of automatic sortation solutions that integrate with our inbound conveyor systems to speed up the parcel sorting process. Distribution after sorting can be either direct loading to outbound vehicles or staging on the floor at the dispatch doors.
The systems Neptek supply are easily integrated with your freight and transport management software through our flow control software that interfaces with our machine control (PLC and SCADA software).
If necessary, the post and parcel conveyor system can operate in forward or reverse mode for either the inbound or outbound process. Conveyor technology used in our post and parcel materials handling solutions include: