equipment solutions

for a changing world

ALS8 Automatic Shuttle

The ALS8 is designed and deployed for the loading and unloading of our single door water baths (Including the Neptune series). This shuttle differs from our other models as it handles both the loading process and the unloading process for the water bath. Batteries are transferred to and from the water baths through an inverter driven motorised roller bridge which is lowered and raised by fail-safe pneumatic pistons.


Mounted typically on our BCON series of acid resistant conveyors, the shuttle is managed by our AquaForm water bath software. It is tasked through the software to move to the water bath which is either waiting to be loaded or has finished it’s cycle and needs to be unloaded. The ALS can be adapted and incorporated to handle loading and unloading of other or ‘domestic’ water baths should it be needed.  It is complete with its own electrical control board and OP and as per all our formation room machinery is produced from EN 1.4404 SS.

Technical data

General features

  • EN 1.4404 (AISI 316L) Structure and parts
  • Acid Proof Components (PP/ABS/HASTALLOY)
  • Siemens 300 series PLC and WEINTEK HMI
  • Inverter driven motorised roller transport bridge
  • Inverter driven transport mechanism for movement on the conveyor
  • Pneumatically driven pusher and puller system for battery transfer
  • Mechanical end line limit switches and emergency pull wire
  • Optional Linear Encoder controlled movement
  • Optional Laser controlled Cat 5 Safety System
  • Recipe system for correct spacing during loading

Capacity: 6 batteries per minute (65Ah)

Dimensions: 2000x1650x1900

Weight: 640kg

Voltage: 3 Phase 400VAC + Ground @ 50Hz

Secondary: 24VDC

Installed Power: 4kW

Pneumatic: 6 Bar





equipment solutions

for a changing world