The Pivoting Transfer Vehicle (TVP) is a selfcontained conveyor on wheels, that is fixed at a single point about which it pivots. The pivot is driven by a gearmotor directly mounted to a drive wheel that engages the floor and propels the device around the pivot point. Additional wheels support the vehicle as necessary. An integral standard Mainline belt driven roller conveyor supports and moves the load on and off of the vehicle.
Three typical configurations are available for various applictions. The standard arrangement is as a length of conveyor that pivots at some point along it’s side (usually at or near a corner of the conveyor). Another configuration includes a rounded (transition) element that mates with a similar piece on the adjacent fixed conveyor. Finally, a completely circular device is available with it’s pivot point in the center of the unit. Each of these units are available in various conveyor widths and lengths to suit any application.