Volvo New River Valley Truck Plant - Vertical Drop Lifter
Magnum designed VDLs for Body Shop Pallets in Virginia's Volvo Truck Plant at the beginning of a Body Shop Framing line. The design is for a 1500 kg live load, which includes a machined base on the lower level. The VDL places an empty pallet on the precision base, and a robot loads a floor pan onto the pallet. At the end of the framing line, the completed truck cab transfers to a separate skid, a 2nd VDL lifts the empty pallet to an overhead mezzanine, and Magnum-designed roll beds return the empty pallet to the beginning of the line. Magnum is also designing the Pallet to Skid Fork Transfer with an Auxiliary Lift.