Multi-Conveyor has a new multiple sanitary, precision timed, semi-automatic hand pack conveyor line that ultimately feed labelers and metal detection systems. The example in the photo and explained below is for food trays, but this type of system is perfect for contract packagers, low volume case or tray packing and of course craft beer 6-packs. So, put your imagination caps on as we check out how it works.
How it works
“Six straight running plastic belt conveyors allow a customer supplied tray denesting machine to dispense single lane empty plastic food trays onto an indexing conveyor where operators manually fill.” the company tells us. “We’ve simulated this action using demo product for illustration purposes. Sensors are provided for tray positioning for manual and alternate automatic tray filling.”
The fully welded sanitary wash down constructed system includes tool-less removable stainless steel shelving for product storage containers that are easily positioned. Trays then convey to a labeler infeed using a nose bar transfer, then move to a reduced speed metal detector conveyor.
Custom Delrin guard plates were provided for additional operator safety yet allows internal access for cleaning. Other features incorporated with these systems include manual belt lifts, slotted clean out holes for cleaning and maintenance; and manually adjustable guiderails with pre-set positions for specific width openings and product changeover.
Custom controls tailored for the customer in this example include servo motors and VFD’s allowing flexibility for the customer to choose from intermittent stops or continuous running conveyance as the variety of product requires, now and for the future.