SUS's Karakuri Mechanisms utilize gravity and the natural weight of items to achieve simple automation. Many tasks that once required an operator can now be unmanned. And because traditional Karakuri mechanisms don't require electricity, operational costs are minimized for truly lean manufacturing.
The link mechanism consists of movable links and joints specially designed to be long-lasting. Its ability to convert a circular motion to linear force makes it useful for many different applications.
The name "Movable Pulley" comes from the mechanism's movable axis which strategically adjusts the pulley during operation. The pulleys double the amount of weight you can move in a single motion.
The table turns 90 degrees, maintaining orientation of the tote.
The table tilts and changes the orientation of the tote around the turn.
The mechanism dispenses a single tote at a time using stoppers.
By depressing a foot pedal, totes are dispensed one at a time using a see-saw mechanism.
This item blocks any backwards movement of a tote so that it can only move in the direction it was first loaded. The Anti-rollback prevents reverse flow on trolleys, chuters, conveyors, etc.