Automated Material Handling Systems

intelligent REL Custom Equipment

REL Designs and builds Electro-Mechanical automation equipment to our customer’s exacting specifications. REL equipment is used in existing material handling systems to increase run-time efficiency as a stand alone controlled modules, or as total material handling systems that convey materials between REL modules and other plant equipment to form a complete controlled material handling/processing system.

Pop-Up Transfer

REL’s Pop-Up Transfer line module is now in use in several plants after a 7 year trial in a most demanding material handling application. This servo driven piece of equipment has the ability to change the direction of the material input stream 90 degrees. This piece of equipment can pop-up and empty the 5’ X12’ deck in 2 seconds!

REL's Pop-Up Transfer

Material Accumulator and Squaring

REL’s Material Accumulator and Squaring line module was designed to accumulate flipped pairs of a product. The number of flipped pairs accumulated is operator set-able. This piece of equipment is all servo motor driven to meet the demanding cycle rate of 0.45 seconds per flipped pairs and 2 seconds of package squaring. Operating throughput for this design is 15M square feet per month. This equipment has been in use for 5 years and has met the customer ROI in saved downtime costs and increased production capabilities.

REL's Material Accumulator


REL’s Flipper is produced in different sizes and lengths. The servo driven motion profile allows for a rapid flip with a soft landing. This equipment has been designed to handle a large product size range. The Flipper can be used upstream on large material sheets or downstream for putting products face to face with smaller finished dimensions. If the job demands grabbing and turning over, the job demands a REL Flipper!

REL's FlipperREL's Material Flipper

Power Curve

REL’s Power Curve is a line module that allows for efficient direction change of a processing line. This 90 degree power curve has been designed to operate without the use of edge guides. The use of the modules in plants has allowed customers to minimize edge trimming in downstream processing because corner damage on product doesn’t exist with the Power Curve direction changing conveying equipment.

REL's Power Curve

Board Accumulator

The REL Board Accumulator is built to remove the board from the line flow, store the board in an indexed vertical stack, and finally placing the board back on the conveyor line. This accumulator has the capacity to empty the entire dyer to eliminate the risk of fire. The conveyor consists of lineshaft driven rollers to move the board through the conveyor unit, and sprocket driven chain elevator arms on both sides of the conveyor. The elevator arms lift the board from both sides, providing adequate support for the entire board. The accumulator has the capacity to store 35 boards.

REL's Board Accumulator

PLC Controls & Custom Control Panels

iFPI (intelligent Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection) systems and iREL equipment are provided with the control systems that integrate into the customers control scheme. Whether the plant has a central DCS or the equipment needs to be controlled locally, REL has a control solution for the application. REL’s control engineers design a control system to fit the customer’s needs. A PLC controls and monitors each module or station within an iFPI line or an iREL equipment system. The integrated touch HMI terminal allows for an entire system to be controlled by a single person.
REL also performs panel assembly, testing, complete system documentation and installation. UL Listing of complete panels is also available.

REL tests the system’s functionality in-house before tear down and shipment to your location. This allows for a faster setup time at the customer facility, and allows for more valuable training time for operators and maintenance personnel

All of our designs are: Reliable, Exact and Logical.

Reliable: Our equipment is reliable, robust and proven track record of longevity.
Exact: Our equipment is designed to your exact specifications today, but is “Exactly Modifiable” for the changes of tomorrow.
Logical: Our controls are designed to allow flexibility for additional inputs, outputs and add-on features that aren’t captured in the initial build out of your system.

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