Item No. 140

Turntables

Product Description

Turntables are commonly used when the load needs to maintain orientation, as in conveying a pallet, tote, or bin with bottom runners. Chain transfers offer the same right angle transfer, but they cannot maintain the orientation of the load. Specialty Equipment builds heavy duty turntables for 2,000 to 10,000 lb loads. The turntable can be a 90, 180, or 360 degree rotation, and they can be air operated or electric rotation, whatever is best for the customer’s application. In the photo above, a turntable will maintain the pallet orientation and cycle it ninety degrees in thirty seconds. The video below shows a heavy duty turntable in operation.

A variety of conveyor types can be built onto the surface of any turntable. The most common applications use chain driven live roller conveyors, as shown. Specialty equipment has built turntables with powered rollers, wire mesh belt conveyors, and multi-strand chain conveyor surfaces. In either case, heavy duty turntables need special transition rollers, plates, or other devices to effect a smooth transfer at the entry and exit points.

Specialty Equipment manufactures fillers and conveyors with structural steel frames and supports welded together, making each unit a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Description of Operation

  • Bins or pallets are loaded onto the infeed end of the conveyor system
  • As each load approaches a turntable, it looks for a clear signal to proceed
  • The surface conveyor starts up and receives the load
  • Upon signal that the load is on the turntable, the air cylinder is activated
  • The air cylinder moves the turntable 90 degrees and stops
  • A signal is given to start the surface conveyor again
  • The load is driven off the turntable onto the main line conveyor
  • The turntable receives a signal that the loads has cleared
  • The turntable returns 90 degrees to it’s home position

Product Specifications

  • This is a 4,000 lb capacity turntable
  • The turntable rotation is 90 degrees
  • The stroke is air cylinder activated
  • Physical barriers at both ends of stroke
  • Four urethane wheels support the rotation
  • The surface is chain driven live roller
  • Conveyor driven by a 1/2 HP gear motor
  • Welded safety skirt around perimeter
  • Heavy duty, welded construction
  • Cycle rate is thirty seconds

Additional Equipment Available

  • Heavy duty pallet dispenser
  • Roller & belt conveyors
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Transfer cars & upenders
  • Palletized drum & tote fillers
  • Single drum & pail fillers
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Rubber bale conveyors
  • Custom handling equipment