Automatic Assembly of Industrial Racking Beam
Horizontal support beam sections for industrial racking systems are often produced by hand assembling two steel roll formed sections to form a box.
This example shows an automated process that accomplishes this. The roll formed sections are continuously produced and cut to length; the machine, placed at the end of the roll former, takes each cut section as it is produced and automatically produces one fully assembled box for every two cut beam sections.
A further machine stacks the sections into a waiting stillage. Complete beams can be produced - depending on length - every 15 seconds with roll former line rates up to 90 ft (30m)/min