Besser engineers designed the Multi-Spade Besser-Matic® (MSBM) to efficiently and reliably handle concrete products. The design of the MSBM is time-proven and provides dependable, cost-effective operation.
The MSBM has built a reputation as a versatile and dependable pallet handling system since it was introduced to the industry in the 1970s. As with the original system, the new MSBM fits into all semi- or fully automatic plant layouts and accommodates the output of all concrete products machines.
The MSBM handles concrete units of all shapes and sizes with ease. It gently loads and unloads concrete products onto and off of racks, automatically. The machine has two separate stackers each equipped with a spade loader or unloader. The loader stacker receives pallets of green concrete masonry units from the front delivery conveyor of the concrete products machine. The spade loader moves in and elevates to pick up a load. Once the spade loader is full, the spade moves out of the stacker to the center, rotates 180 degrees, moves forward and gently deposits the pallets of green concrete masonry units onto a rack. The spade then moves out of the rack to the center, rotates another 180 degrees and returns to the stacker to pick up another load.
Simultaneously, the spade unloader retrieves pallets of cured concrete masonry units from the racks then moves out of rack to center, rotates 180 degrees, travels forward and deposits the pallets into the unloader stacker. The stacker sets the pallets one at a time onto the unloading conveyor while the spade moves to center, rotates 180 degrees and returns to the rack to pick up another load.
The rack conveyor indexes to the next bay or to the next rack after the spade loader and unloader have filled or emptied their respective bays.