09 Mar Feature Product: Vekta’s StakPro Truss
Vekta’s StakPro Truss product lines are heavy duty, extendable booms that allow an operator to stack trusses and frames via remote control or as part of a fully automated system. They are simple and easy to maintain pieces of equipment and, because of their modular design, systems can be created to handle any size truss. There are even options available to further automate the process of stacking or handling the finished trusses and frames before and after stacking! Read on to find out how Vekta’s StakPro lines can streamline your day-to-day operations.
Why have many hands lifting trusses and frames when one operator can do the job simply and safely using a handheld remote?
The Interior StakPro Truss features a low working height of as little as 2’3” to allow for easy workover and less obstruction when building trusses. The StakPro can be fully customized to suit your manufacturing processes. You have the option of stacking either away or towards the direction of the apex (of the truss), regardless of the configuration of your jig system.
The Exterior Stakpro Truss can be adjusted to match the height of your existing roller line. The Exterior StakPro has been tested in a variety of weather conditions and each time the units have performed perfectly. Testing at Vekta’s manufacturing plant in Minnesota saw snowy conditions reaching -31 degrees F (with a feels like temperature of -53 degrees F according to the weather report) and the StakPros lifted, extended and got the job done!
Vekta’s StakPros can be integrated with Vekta’s ‘Smart Roller Conveyor’ system for automatic handling and positioning of the finished trusses. Vekta’s Truss Transfer can also be integrated so that finished stacks of trusses can be moved out of the way for strapping while a new stack is started.
The Stakpro Frame can handle panels up to 20 feet in length and fits on the output of your existing framing lines. As with the Stakpro Truss systems, various levels of automation can be applied, either up front or as upgrade options, to meet current and future needs. There is also a heavy duty version that can be used for heavy, fully enclosed frame panels. The truss transfers can be integrated here as well.
The Vekta StakPro product line improves the safety, efficiency and productivity of your plant. Plants that have adopted stacking technology for finished trusses and frames have reported
- Safety risks are drastically decreased as team members are not handling large heavy frames,
- Significant labor savings in the actual stacking operation,
- Fast and efficient- one person can stack even the largest of trusses, and
- Plant productivity as a whole has increased- people are no longer off-task helping to stack final products.
In fact, some converts have reported that the only way to achieve full production on a truss or frame line is by using a stacking solution.
The Vekta StakPro Truss and Frame product line – the control measure required for stacking your finished products. Designed specifically for the timber frame and truss industry, matching the precise needs of your workers and with the added advantage of being customized to suit your plant and processes.