Automated tray handling

The largest optical laboratory in Venezuela has made major investments to automate production at its facility in Caracas.

Automated tray handling

FlexLink's Vision X® platform was chosen to route pallets through the production process, combined with vertical spiral conveyors and FlexLink's single track XH conveyor for the curing cycle.

Transformation to a state-of-the-art laboratory

Working closely with the customer, FlexLink's application team developed the production concept layouts and used the high level of modularity within the Vision X® platform. This enables very compact configurations combined with simplicity in the installation, reliability in operation, and minimum support while operating a large installation remotely.

Quick, reliable installation and commissioning

FlexLink completed the installation in a couple of phases, and commissioning was quick due to the concept's high modularity. The system includes over 140 meters of transportation, 13 Vision X® rotation modules, two spiral elevators, and several vertical elevators to process more than 200 jobs per hour.

Flexibility and efficiency

The rotation units are the core of the Vision X® program, combining the ability to divert pallets to as many as six different lanes. The option of a vertical axis doubles this possibility and eliminates the need for additional elevators. All the transfers are automated, and the same unit is used on the rotation units as in the vertical elevators, thus achieving maximum standardization and minimizing the spare part requirements.

This South American laboratory now has one of the most modern tray handling systems of any laboratory globally.