Automated Crane with Vacuum Lifter for Siding
With a maximum lifting capacity of 315 pounds this vacuum lifter automatically grips, lifts and precisely positions siding using optical sensors, limit switches, VFD’s and PLC’s. The three unique vacuum cups grip an entire layer of different dimension and shape siding. The vertical movement uses linear actuators with linear guides and rails to handle offset loads. The systems patented track crane uses, inverter duty motorized end trucks with encoder feedback controlled by variable frequency drives. The system has teachable controller with a PLC and can be programmed using the push button station.