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ALT8 Automatic Loading Shuttle

The ALT8 is designed and deployed for the automatic loading of automated water bath plants. Its sole task is to correctly manipulate single batteries arriving on the loading conveyor and place them 1 at a time into the water bath. It does this through using an encoder/inverter combination to identify an arriving battery and place it onto the inverter driven roller bridge. Once a complete row of batteries (typically 6 or 8 ) has been positioned on the bridge they are then transferred into the water bath.


The cycle repeats until either the water bath is full or the operator overrides the loading procedure due to no more batteries arriving.


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 to be loaded and once in position, activates the door opening mechanism on the water bath. When cycle has finished the shuttle is available or a loading operation on other water baths.


The ALT 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 1500 series PLC and WEINTEK HMI
  • Inverter driven motorised roller transport bridge
  • Inverter driven transport mechanism for movement on the conveyor
  • Pneumatically driven pusher 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: max 8 batteries per cycle (automotive)

Dimensions: 2200x950x2050

Weight: 420kg

Voltage: 3 Phase 400VAC + Ground @ 50Hz

Secondary: 24VDC

Installed Power: 2kW

Pneumatic: 6 Bar





equipment solutions

for a changing world