Turntables are the ideal conveyor technology for turning conveyed goods in a confined space, for feeding and discharging products at different angles or for changing the conveying direction at any angle. Furthermore, they are used as a connecting link between intersecting conveyor belts . The great advantage of using turning stations is the constant orientation of the conveyed product regardless of the change of direction.
TEGEL-TECHNIK offers as a competent manufacturer depending on the intended use turntables in different dimensions and shapes. The design depends on your special requirements, operating conditions and the nature of the material to be conveyed. As with our travels, stroke converters or vertical conveyors may include various conveyor components such as Rollenbahnen, Kettenförderer, Bandförderer, belt conveyors, lift converters or special designs can be integrated. This makes our conveyor technology an individually applicable solution for your production and intralogistics. You can find a selection of our realised projects here.
Advantages of the turntables from TEGEL-TECHNIK
Wide range of applications: Our turntables are versatile. They allow any angle of rotation and enable turning in the most confined spaces. In special applications, endlessly rotating rotary tables are also possible, which do not require any reverse rotation per cycle.
Individuality and flexibility: Thanks to the modular design of our conveyor systems, the rotary tables can be flexibly integrated into different systems. As a modular system they allow universal use in production and intralogistics. Depending on the application, the adjustable speed can be adapted.
Robust and reliable: Our components are characterised by high-quality materials such as steel, stainless steel or aluminium and careful processing. We deliver robust and durable designs with powerful drives.
Efficiency and economy: Our rotary tables provide high speed as well as accuracy for a continuous material flow and also facilitate machining in hard-to-reach places.
All from one source: All from one source: We offer a high vertical range of manufacture with an extensive spectrum of services. As a company in the field of materials handling technology, we have been drawing on our valuable experience since 1982.
Structure and functionality of turntables
Turntables ensure the maintenance of a continuous material flow. They are always used when the conveying direction of a transport item has to be changed, but the orientation of the transport item has to remain the same. There are turntables in manual design, where the rotation is done by muscle power, or as a motor-driven variant. Any angle of rotation is possible. To enable safe turning, the turning stations are completely enclosed. Alternatively, they can be used in a protective grid cell.
A sub-variant of the turntable is the turnstile. With this, the conveyed goods can be turned within the transport section in order to change the orientation of the conveyed goods. This variant is often used in industry, for example on assembly lines, to enable accessibility on all sides of the conveyed goods.
Rotary tables in use
At TEGEL-TECHNIK, we construct turntables for various purposes, as well as in different sizes and shapes. They are used, for example, in conveyor systems to compensate for changing product flows. Turntables also enable safe work in hard-to-reach places on the workpiece and thus increase the productivity of the conveyor system.
We have realised several conveyor technology projects with turntables for our customers. In an assembly line for white goods, several turntables were installed to turn the units several times. In this way, the assembly steps at the front and back can be carried out easily and efficiently. We also realised a buffer line with a manual turntable as a workstation. An employee can turn the pallet there and remove the parts easily and safely. Another example is the transport of plastic crates. A driverless transport system (AGV) delivers two plastic crates (KLTs) at the same time, which then have to be brought together on a track and turned, to achieve the same orientation.