Special Machines Case Studies: Mechanical handling with dynamic buffer conveyors

Client: Leading Global Automotive Vehicle Supplier
Machinery supplied: Dynamic buffer conveyors
Overview: This equipment has been designed and manufactured in order to give the customer the ability to move plastic mouldings between operations. TQC developed this equipment alongside the client to allow a simple and cost effective solution to be supplied.
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Key features:

  • Modular design
  • Different lengths and varying number of part carriers can be supplied
  • No services required so easy moved around the production facility as required
  • Soft contact tooling to avoid part damage

dynamic buffer conveyorThis series of buffer conveyors provides dynamic first in—first out (FIFO) storage between painting and assembly processes.

Produced in different lengths to suit the application and supplied with a number of cradles appropriate to the buffer length. Typically 6 cradles supplied on a 6m long unit.

plastic moulding transferred via buffer conveyor


The product is fully supported on the unpainted face whilst it is transferred to the assembly operator, with soft contact areas to avoid paint damage. The individual cradles de-link the regular unloading of the paint line from the less regular assembly process.

The cradles have integral rollers, advancing and returning under gravity and are held against stops at both ends.


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