- Unit Handling Conveyor
- Carbon Plant Systems
- Friction Drive System (FDS®)
- Electrified Monorail (EMS)
- Platform Conveyor
- Bulk Handling Systems
When it comes to designing, manufacturing and installing industrial conveyors - no company has more experience than Daifuku North America. In 1919, Jervis B. Webb Company, subsidiary of Daifuku North America adapted the forged rivetless chain conveyor for the automotive industry. This single product revolutionized mass production and changed the way automobiles are manufactured.
Today, we have a reputation for supplying the most durable and reliable conveyors in the material handling industry. We work with customers to design innovative conveyor systems that meet their unique needs. Whether it's moving musical instruments to an area for packaging or transporting furniture through a finishing system, our conveyors can help increase productivity and improve your bottom line.
Daifuku North America provides the widest variety of industrial conveyors including our renowned chain conveyors (Unibilt enclosed track, Unibeam I-beam, power & free, and towline), unit handling (baggage handling, roller, sorting), platform (skid, skillet and slat), Electrified Monorail Systems (EMS) and friction.
Unit Handling Conveyor
Gravity conveyors are designed and manufactured by Wynright Corporation, a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company. Gravity conveyor styles include roller, skate-wheel, chutes, spirals, ball transfers and flow rail. Typical uses include transportation, accumulation and queuing, buffer, workstation, directional and elevation changes.
High-Speed Jet Surfing Sorter Conveyor
Daifuku North America's sliding-shoe sorter, named the Jet Surfing Sorter®, is a high-speed automated sortation system for channeling and sorting medium size items, totes, and cartons. Operating at speeds up to 165 m/min. (541 ft./min.). Daifuku North America's Jet Surfing Sorter can process as many as 13,500 pieces per hour for a 450 mm (17.7 in.) load length. Bi-directional shoes allow items to be offloaded to both sides of the sorter, improving space efficiency while providing greater design flexibility. Loads are tracked on the sorter using pulse mode tracking and are then diverted using mechanical or magnetic actuators. Our Jet Surfing Sorter for input uses a high-speed merge conveyor, sorting shoes for diverting loads, and a variety of sort lane conveyors to maximize sorting efficiency. This product can be installed on floor or mezzanines - to preserve floor space for operations. Surfing sorters are recommended for, case and tray sortation in distribution centers, sortation within a conveyor system to other conveyors or storage devices, sortation to dock doors, and simple to complex sortation within an automated system.
V-Belt conveyors are manufactured and designed by Wynright Corporation, V-Belt conveyor line contains unique, modular components that fulfill a host of system requirements. Typical uses include directional changes, merging, diverting, product alignment and offset connections.
Belt conveyors are designed and manufactured by Wynright Corporation, Slider Bed and Roller Bed belt conveyor are versatile multipurpose conveyors that are ideally suited for incline or decline applications, sorting applications and brake applications. Slider Bed conveyors slide above a steel frame, while Roller Bed conveyors ride on top of carrying rollers.
Live Roller Conveyor
Live Roller Conveyors are designed and manufactured by Wynright Corporation. Using a customizable photo eye sensor that can be either side- or under-mounted, Photoeye Accumulation conveyor achieves minimum pressure accumulation. With no minimum carton weight restrictions, Photoeye Accumulation conveyor is ideal for empty carton handling. The Live Roller conveyor has four basic methods of operation, singulation fill, singulation release, semi-slug fill and slug release.
Transportation-only conveyors that use air bladder actuator lifters to maintain belt contact with carrying rollers are Transportation Air (TA) conveyors. TA Conveyors as well as Live Roller Conveyors with adjustable pressure feature integral manual and air-operated case stops and high-speed bearings and conductive urethane axle isolator reduce noise and friction.
AutoRoll+ MDR Conveyor
AutoRoll+TM MDR Conveyors are designed and manufactured by Wynright Corporation. AutoRoll+TM (AR+) Motorized Roller conveyor features run-on-demand zones. Since it only runs when required to advance product, energy consumption and overall noise are reduced and the functional life of the conveyor is extended. It is quiet, safe, requires little-to-no maintenance, and offers high-speed and non-contact zero pressure accumulation.
AutoRoll+TM utilizes networking technology via an Ethernet connection. Using Ethernet connections offers several advantages, including simplified installation, greater flexibility with respect to conveyor controls, enhanced diagnostics, and remote visibility of the overall system.
Level conveyor, inclines, declines, curves and sweeps can all accumulate product without bumping, getting side-by-side, skewing or jamming. Intermixed products, such as totes, slave pallets and cartons can be handled simultaneously, even with extreme weight differences between products.
AutoRoll+ has an extremely quiet OSHA-approved sound level. Because AutoRoll+ is run-on-demand, no sound is generated when zones are in accumulation mode, or when no product is present.
Carbon Plant Systems
Aluminium Plant Systems
Through Daifuku Group affiliate, Jervis B. Webb Company, and partner company, Custom Automation Australia Pty Ltd, Daifuku North America has more than 50 years of experience providing turnkey solutions for aluminium carbon plants. Solutions include products and services - ranging from process machinery, aluminium handling systems and integrated controls to aftermarket maintenance and repairs - for the paste plant, baking furnace and rodding shop. With a workforce that spans the globe and the most advanced technology in the market, we are a leading provider for companies such as Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Norsk Hydro and Rio Tinto.
Friction Drive System (FDS)
Overhead Friction Drive Conveyor
Unlike traditional conveyors that use chains, the FDS® friction drive conveyor utilizes a drive wheel that comes in contact with a load bar to move loads on a carrier. Our friction drive conveyor is quieter, cleaner and the more cost-effective than chain conveyors. Daifuku North America's overhead friction conveyor increases flexibility and eliminates floor usage.
Overhead friction conveyor is mounted to overhead steel hanging from building to eliminate any floor usage. Allows workers to walk around product and work under unit.
Our friction drive system is more cost-effective, flexible and easier to maintain than traditional chain conveyors. It uses fewer and easier-to-replace parts. It also has the ability to travel on incline and declines.
Inverted Friction Drive Conveyor
Daifuku North America's inverted friction is easy to maintain and is mounted to the floor. Inverted friction conveyor eliminates any overhead support and space usage. It also allows workers to work on sides and top of unit.
Our friction drive system is quieter and cleaner than traditional chain conveyors, which need to be lubricated more frequently. It also has the ability to travel on inclines and declines.
Electrified Monorail (EMS)
The overhead Ramrun® is a conveyor mounted by overhead steel hanging from building to eliminate any floor usage. Allows workers to walk around product and work under unit. Benefits include, chainless, oilless, quiet, maximum speed 120 m/min, accurate stopping capability of =/- 1mm and handles weights between 10 and 3,000kg.
The inverted Ramrun® is a conveyor mounted on the floor eliminates any overhead support and space usage. It also, allows workers to work on sides and top of unit.
Flat Panel Display
Advanced knowledge is required to handle fragile (0.7mm) and flexible glass substrates especially as FPD screen size continues to increase requiring the glass substrate size to increase accordingly (8th generation size is 2,200 x 2,500mm). Daifuku has lead the development of this new technology for transporting and storing.
In Flat Panel Display manufacturing, the substrate size keeps increasing as end-user's screen size continues increasing. Since Generation 1, Daifuku has kept up with the industry's need for reliable transportation and handling systems for these very fragile substrates. As with our other systems, our aim is not to simply transport and store, but rather to help achieve an optimum solution for manufacturing.
Designed for safe, efficient transport of 200mm wafers, the CLEANWAY CLW-250 Overhead Transport System supports high-throughput operations via closed loop system.
The CLEANWAY CLW-07 and 07II overhead transport systems deliver maximum flexibility, combining intrabay and interbay transport in one system.
With its non-stop merge and diverge capability, the CLW-07 and 07II support the unified, direct-delivery manufacturing model, reducing work-in-process for 200mm and 300mm systems.
The CLEAN LIFTER CLL-40 or 50 provides a versatile solution for transporting material between floors. Its compact footprint requires minimal floor space, and with fast cycle times, it supports high-throughput operations.
The CLL-40/50 can interface directly with either stockers or transport systems for seamless automation. Fireproof panels and fire doors meet all applicable cleanroom fire ratings.
Conveyor is mounted on the floor or in a pit, mostly used in production areas allowing people and product to ride on a continuous train of platforms as the conveyor moves smoothly down the assembly line. Sometimes called a platform conveyor, the "skillets" are arranged in a positive contact, accumulated manner, creating the effect of a moving floor.
This type of conveyor system provides a synergy between people, processes, and technology. The ergonomic design helps to reduce fatigue and improve production quality by allowing the vehicle height to be adjusted throughout the assembly process.
Skillet conveyors offer advanced conveyor alternatives yet remain reliable, flexible, and economical. They integrate well with other material handling systems, assembly automation, and manipulators such as scissors lifts and rotators.
Skid conveyors are a simple and easy to install method of material transport that is both quiet and reliable. Floor skid conveyors are a modular designed system that utilizes standard components and offers many options to meet your requirements. The dual track design provides stable load handling, allows for in-line accumulation, and features modular design construction for easy installation.
We offer traditional steel chain drive or vulcanized steel cord rubber belt drive options for our skid systems. If steel chain is not required, our belt drive system provides a quieter and lower maintenance drive alternative.
Both the chain-driven or belt-driven system can be used in the production and accumulation buffer applications.
Daifuku North America's slat conveyor is a moving work table that is ideal for handling heavy or awkwardly shaped objects, as well as items of various sizes. The slats (tables), which are made of either wood or metal, are carried on two strands of roller Chain conveyor.
Slats can be customized to meet your needs, including being equipped with flights for inclines and perforated for drainage. Slat conveyors can be installed with the moving surface along the floor or higher up to form an assembly bench. Slat conveyors are often used for assembly or to transport parts.
Bulk Handling Systems
Daifuku North America designs and manufactures the most durable and reliable conveyors in the bulk handling industry. For decades, Daifuku North America has played a major role in the bulk handling industry including designing, manufacturing and installing the most durable belt conveyors and support structures, as well as integrating with other industry-leading technologies.
Daifuku North America bulk handling conveyors are known throughout the industry for their durability and reliability. We specialize in designing and manufacturing belt conveyors that run in extreme conditions and move difficult loads such as those found in power plants. We have successfully installed several conveyor systems that move lignite, which can change from dry and powdery to wet and sticky without warning. Our conveyors are built to provide years of dependable service and are backed by a solid team of professionals. Our qualified engineers can design a cost-effective conveyor system that can literally move mountains.