Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Automated truck loader for Volvo supplier

SAS Automotive has installed a fully automated truck loading system at a new production facility at Gent in Belgium.

SAS makes dashboards at the site to supply the nearby Volvo plant and the new facility has been built to meet increased capacity demand from Volvo.

The system has been designed by Ancra to unload empty skids from Volvo automatically and transfer them to the assembly line.

Meanwhile, full skids are taken from the assembly line and loaded in two levels in trailers in the right frequency. To meet these functional requirements, multiple chain conveyors, turn tables, elevators and a shuttle car are part of the overall design.

Ancra worked in cooperation with CSi from Raamsdonksveer. By creating one project team, they succeeded in installing the complete system within four months. As planned, the systems have been commissioned in December.