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- TRAPO – specialists
in material handling systems and elements
Effective solutions in material conveying and handling technology, robotics
and material flow systems
TRAPO AG is based in Gescher-Hochmoor in North Rhine-Westphalia. The company
designs and produces material handling elements, complex fully-automated
handling systems, and infeed and discharge units.
based conveyor systems
Our high-performance handling equipment turns internal logistics processes
into tailor-made material-flow systems.
Our conveyor systems are composed of standard elements. They are produced on
a modular basis, which means that they can be integrated quickly and
smoothly into a new or existing system. Together with you, we develop the
individual conveyor system that meets your requirements and optimises your
logistics processes. In this way, customer-specified solutions can be
developed quickly and cheaply. We will find the optimum solution for your
requirements. Just call us at no obligation and we will be happy to advise
- Gripper systems for varied applications
Automation is a decisive factor of efficient conveyor and handling
technology. At TRAPO, we implement all projects with our wide-ranging
specialist know-how, from simple motor controllers to visualisations to
integration in an existing inventory management system.
Our automation team consists of enthusiastic programmers and electrical
engineers, who are involved on a day-to-basis with the optimisation of
software development, circuit diagram production and plant automation.
Automation therefore plays a central role in increasing the performance and
efficiency of versatile conveyor systems.
Our range of grippers contains the right products to suit all needs. Vacuum
grippers, mechanical grippers, combination or magnetic grippers and needle
grippers: together with you, we make the right choice with regard to gripper
weight and precision, construction size and room conditions, number of
workpieces, safety, durability, changing times and connection options.
- Vacuum grippers for shape-independent use
Universal use for goods in a variety of shapes: with vacuum grippers, goods
are moved using a vacuum pump or venturi nozzle.
The advantage: the shape of the goods being transported is unimportant.
Goods that are smooth or impermeable to air are held and moved safely by
surface grippers. Handling weights can be effectively increased with a
suitable vacuum and by varying the number of suction units. With heavy goods
and fast robot movements, the required performance can be achieved by
exploiting lateral forces. With TRAPO vacuum grippers, sensitive goods can
be moved gently and effectively.
- Mechanical grippers are also suitable for very smooth
Our mechanical grippers hold your products safely using frictional contact,
form fitting or a combination of both. For very smooth surfaces, we
recommend the use of form-fitting grippers.
The prevention of deformations is guaranteed and an extremely high
performance can be achieved. This means that form-fitting grippers can also
be used for glass products, for example. With frictionally acting grippers,
the products must be able to withstand the pressure forces of the holding
surfaces. The products are held safely by generating frictional forces
between the workpiece and the gripper surfaces.
- Combination grippers for higher performance
No time-consuming and costly robot changeovers: combination grippers
effectively combine the capabilities of vacuum grippers and mechanical
This is especially important when several steps are to be performed
together. Or if is necessary to keep space usage to a minimum. An example is
the box clamping gripper, which is assisted by later suction units. Fork
grippers can not only hold unstable boxes or bags using suction but they
also hold intermediate layers or empty pallets using gripping. Frozen foods
can be gripped while the film applications are clamped. With TRAPO combined
gripper solutions, you can increase your performance while saving time and
- Achieve the optimum holding force with magnetic
A strong hold: magnetic grippers for ferromagnetic materials obtain their
gripping force from permanent magnets or electromagnets.
This is how optimum holding forces are generated. The grippers themselves
take up relatively little space and are thus suitable for use with reduced
space availability. Our magnetic grippers are used, for example, in fully
automatic saws with an adjacent order-picking area, in handling perforated
metal plates, or for support when holding very heavy metal sheets by
suction. A further advantage is that magnetic grippers continue working in
the event of a power outage – electricity is only needed to activate the
- Alternative gripper concepts for special requirements
We have developed additional powerful grippers for applications that are not
served by our classic range of grippers.
Soft and porous products such as textiles or foam rubber, which cannot be
held by suction, can be held securely and moved using needle grippers. The
grip depth can be set to allow even very thin products to be taken from a
stack. Their ability to handle products gently and their low wearing part
costs make needle grippers a successful addition to our product range.
Adhesion grippers are used whenever thin and brittle wafers or small parts
(such as nuts and screws) are handled. By employing adhesives or adhesive
strips, products can be lifted safely and moved gently. TRAPO has
established itself as a dedicated international partner thanks to its
comprehensive range of gripper products.
We will find the optimum solution for your requirements. Just call us at no
obligation and we will be happy to advise you.
- We deliver without any delay
With its comprehensive range of accessory parts, TRAPO AG is a reliable
supplier for its international customers.
In this regard, our company is characterised by its high-quality parts and
fast delivery. Our accessory range includes standard, pallet and heavy
supports. These parts are made of either steel or stainless steel and are
glass bead blasted. Lateral guides are available in fixed, adjustable and
projecting constructions. Lateral guides are made of galvanised steel or
glass bead blasted stainless steel.
Our accessories are made of high-grade materials, feature great reliability
and are suitable for a wide range of applications. We supply the parts you
need quickly and without any delay.
Modular belt conveyors
- Setting standards with our new modular belt conveyor
This new conveyor represents an impressive addition to TRAPO AG's already
substantial range of products.
According to the chain supplier, our 10m wide and nearly 100m long modular
belt conveyor is the largest in the world. This type of modular belt
conveyor is ideal for use in continuous flow production. The machine
operators travel along the belt as it moves and assemble the products in
The continuous flow production on the modular belt conveyor lends the
assembly process optimum structure and transparency. Production times are
significantly shorter and deadlines can be planned more easily and with
increased certainty. A further advantage or our large assembly belt is the
ease with which materials can be fed in and the simplified intralogistics
- Save time with TRAPO
The intervals in which investments are expected to generate a return are
become shorter and shorter. It is therefore all the more important that
machines and conveyors function reliably and can be repaired quickly in the
event that they do require servicing.
With transfer units, such work is often particularly complicated, since they
generally need to undergo extensive dismantling. TRAPO AG has taken this
increasingly important requirement to heart and has now developed a new
transfer unit, that can be installed in many belt conveyors. The standard
version is a flat-belt transfer unit, but it is also possible to use roller
To remove one conveyor strand, it is only necessary to remove four screws.
The tension is automatically removed from the belt when the screws are
loosened, allowing it to be easily removed and replaced. Similarly, the new
belt is automatically tensioned by tightening the four screws. The screws
are accessible from above and are guided through sleeves:
- TRAPO is setting standards in automation and handling
The new lifting unit designed by TRAPO AG is intended for use in
material handling applications and intralogistics as well as in the fields
of handling and automation.
It complements the existing range of lifting equipment on offer. A dual
ball-bearing rail guide and one or two large-dimension toothed belts and
drive units permit the fast and precise transport of heavy materials. The
lifting unit is designed for a load capacity of 500 kg and a speed of 1 m/s.
Roller, belt, or chain conveyors can be fitted to the elevating platform.
rollers for fast conveyance of payloads
With our wide selection of roller conveyors, we offer our customers reliable
systems that feature fast and smooth performance.
Our range includes all-side rollers and tables made of coated steel or glass
bead blasted stainless steel. We offer a wide selection of nominal widths to
allow easy integration of roller conveyors in existing systems. And our
products also offer great flexibility: they feature numerous options – for
instance, all-side roller and strips are available individually – and can be
varied by adding side profiles, for example.
All-side rollers from TRAPO even transport heavy loads at high speed. Our
products are characterised by their rapidity and consistency.
Discharge and distribution units
- Discharge and distribution components optimise goods handling
TRAPO discharge and distribution units support cost-effective goods handling
with their powerful mechanics and high-grade production materials.
Our product portfolio comprises belt conveyor deflectors, chain dispensers
and transfer units. The belt conveyor deflector can swivel pneumatically and
is conceived primarily for fast and flexible transfers. Chain dispensers are
used to gently and cost-effectively transport items between two conveyors.
Transfer units are tailored to individual customer requirements, whereby the
customer can choose between roller or toothed belt conveyors. We manufacture
our products from high-grade materials, to ensure their durability and
We use our experience and project knowledge to give you a personal and
Rotary collecting tables
- Turning and collecting for maximum efficiency
With our rotary collecting tables, you can avoid unplanned interruptions to
the material flow while reliably smoothing out variations in cycle times.
Systematically collect and position goods as you need them: your goods
handling is sure to run smoothly with our rotary collecting tables. We offer
three different types, with varying speed settings and foot constructions.
Depending on the type, the speed is either constant or adjustable. With
diameters of between 800mm and1500mm and minimum heights of 400mm, you have
a great deal of freedom in selecting your unit and integrating it into your
We will happy to advise you of the right rotary collecting table to suit
your needs, to ensure the smooth movement of your goods.
conveyor systems are configured individually
Our belt conveyor systems are designed for flexible material flows and can
be adapted to all sizes of operation thanks to the wide range of variation
and extensive range of accessories available.
The TRAPO range comprises belt conveyors of different frame heights, in
chevron and telescopic constructions. The systems are made from coated or
steel or glass bead blasted stainless steel, which makes them extremely
durable and robust.
Depending on the construction, the belt is driven by a
head or centre drive, flange geared motor or worm gear unit. The supporting
elements made of high-grade plastics and driving and articulated drums with
various bearings offer high performance levels. To ensure you find the right
product for your needs, we produce our belt conveyor systems in many nominal
widths and lengths, allowing you to convey payloads of up to 600 n/m, to
suit your individual requirements.
Chain and belt conveyors
- Chain and belt conveyors for reliable material
TRAPO chain and belt conveyors are particularly reliable and robust handling
systems that are able to move even heavy materials in critical local
conditions with minimal transport requirements.
Our product range comprises modular belts, chain conveyors, flat belts and
accumulation chain conveyors. We offer toothed belt conveyors with two or
more strands. We configure the system completely in accordance with customer
requirements, with a selection of different belt modules and chain
distances. The system is driven either by a head drive or reversible centre
drive. The production materials used in the chain and belt conveyors are of
a high-grade and undergo processing by our employees using great technical
know-how. This results in conveyor systems that are able to handle heavy
materials safely and cost-effectively.
Modular and slat conveyer
- Shorten transport
distances using curved elements
By employing curved elements, we are able to create continuous conveyor
lines – and particularly fast and effective handling systems for a wide
range of materials.
TRAPO curved elements can be employed with great flexibility. We supply
elements with angles of 30, 45, 60, 90 and 180 degrees. The slat chains are
made of highly durable plastics and robust stainless steel bridges guarantee
a long service life. Our range comprises slat conveyors with a head or
centre drive and curve-going slat conveyors. Depending on your requirements,
we configure individual solutions to ensure effective material movements
even over small spaces.
Pallet conveyor range
- The pallet range for modern conveyor systems
TRAPO AG supplies a variety of products for individually configurable
Our comprehensive product range satisfies the high demands placed on modern
material handling systems, such as time saving, smooth workflows and safe
product handling. Our range includes pickup and deposit stations for
pallets, motorised roller conveyors including 90° curves, and circular or
non-circular turning stations. Single and dual transfer carriages and chain
transfer units in pneumatic, hinged or cross construction are also included
in the range. We also offer lifting stations with one or two columns. We can
equip your company with all types of material handling equipment. Our
individually designed systems provide you with a basis for increased
- Roller Conveyors for the
individual design of your conveyor system
TRAPO AG supplies high-quality products for modular handling systems:
perfect configuration to allow integration with existing operating
conditions and to suit the form of the transport material.
Our roller constructions in various constructions allow handling systems to
be modified individually to suit customer requirements. Our roller conveyors
are made of coated steel or glass bead blasted stainless steel, in a variety
of diameters. The rollers are made of high-grade steel, partially galvanised,
stainless steel, or plastic. The various roller divisions, motorised systems
or gravitational systems allow numerous combination options. Whatever your
requirements, with roller conveyors from TRAPO AG, you have high quality
products for high-performance material handling systems.
Roller conveyor curves
- Create short distances with roller conveyor curves
TRAPO AG manufactures high-performance products for continuous material
flows, in which the orientation of the materials is not changed.
With our roller conveyor curves made of coated steel or glass bead blasted
stainless steel, we offer flexible elements for conveyor systems with
integrated curves. The curve angles of 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees give you
plenty of scope for the individual orientation of your systems. The conical
roller heads made of Polyamide 6 or Vestamid ensure safe handling and high
durability. Whether gravity or motor driven, with double steel sprocket
wheel or a plastic roller base: TRAPO roller conveyor curves ensure
continuous material flows.
Connect transport levels easily with vertical conveyors
- Connect transport levels easily with vertical
high-performance vertical conveyors create the optimum connection between
different transport levels and allow the efficient utilisation of high-up
We developed vertical conveyors such as the intervallic elevator as an
efficient response to the need for higher throughputs. Parts are transported
at regular intervals, allowing containers to be added and removed in the
interim. We have also added single-chain conveyors and lifting stations to
our product range in the vertical conveyor segment. The choice of heavy and
light constructions allows the system to be deployed precisely in accordance
with requirements. Payloads of up to 250kg are standard. We can also
manufacture individual vertical conveyors for higher payloads, if required.
Feel free to contact us!
International customer service
- Naturally, being aware of our responsibility to you,
we also offer service and maintenance activities for all systems developed
Our highly qualified installation technicians are available to install your
system or integrate individual elements at your works premises. They perform
and control the entire installation and ensure smooth commissioning of your
system. To ensure the system's safety and cost-effectiveness, we devise
service agreements for our customers. And we can also be reached round the
clock with our 24-hour service.
Our maintenance activities are always performed on an individual basis, as
befits the system type and use. You can always rely on a first-class service
– wherever you are.