This system was designed to transport and combine machined automotive parts from 6 machining lines to two lanes for feeding a polishing machine and then accumulate for manual removal at final assembly. Machined parts are discharged from each of the 6 machining lines. As parts approach the main trunk for transportation, they are merged onto the main trunk from a matte top conveyor to Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque® conveyor. As the machined parts merge, pneumatic pin stops accumulate and index existing parts on the main trunk to ensure a jam does not occur. When the parts meet at the intersection leading to the machining center gantry, they are indexed to a lift and transfer device to allow proper lane placement depending on the type of part presented. Pin stops create an escapement to allow only one product on to each lift and transfer device at a time. Frame mounted sensors indicate to the controls when a product is in place and ready for transferring. Once in their determined lanes, the parts continue to the machining center gantry where the parts are lifted to be presented to be picked up for additional machining. When machining is complete the parts are placed onto a different lane to proceed to a finishing machine. Unique in-surface guides are used to ensure that all parts maintain a single row within their designated lanes. When the parts approach the finishing machine, pin stops will present the part to a customer supplied robot for finishing and placed back on to the line to continue around a ninety-degree corner toward the wash station.
Check weighing and feeding trays of bread sticks
Vertical flipping automotive parts before diverting
See how we gently accumulate and combine lanes of packaged wet wipes
Laning cartons of oatmeal to three lanes for case packing
Gently handling stacks of paper plates in multiple lanes to a single lane to feed a shrink wrapper.
Multi-lane conveyor scanning and sorting 8 different UPCs of product into its own lane to prepare for case packing.
Rotating, orienting, laning and pattern forming small boxes for a robotic case packer.
Solution featuring a case forming, case packing and sealing integrated system for the food industry.
A high-speed diverting and laning device for unwrapped stacks of wet wipes.
A solution featuring several custom devices and applications to single row juice boxes from a case.
Accumulating, single rowing, and conveying rolls of masking tape.
Single rowing, accumulating, transporting and de-jamming paint cans.
Transporting, feeding and metering cardboard stacks into a customer supplied trimmer.
Carton orienting, bar code inspecting and rejecting.
Transporting accumulating, merging and laning frozen pancake stack packages.
Transporting, rotating, and laning trays of corn.
Accumulating, buffering, laning, merging and feeding multiple lanes of wrapped graham crackers.
Accumulating, merging, and feeding multiple lanes of sealed food trays
Accumulating, single rowing, and laning cheese cups. Features a reversible surface to prevent jamming.
Justifying and indexing cases for label application.
Accumulating and pattern forming rolls of masking tape for robotic pick case packing.
Transporting, rotating and feeding butter cartons for multi-pack wrapping.
Conveying and metering loose stacks of greeting cards.
Mass zoned buffering and single rowing of oil filter components.
Conveying and stacking wrapped paper plate stacks for manual or automatic case packing.
Laning and Diverting corrugated trays from one lane to three.
Conveying, flipping and transferring un-trimmed books.
Inspecting and sorting packaged food cups prior to laning for case packing.
Laning un-wrapped stacks of wet wipes and merging packaged wet wipes for case packing.
Conveying, transferring and indexing loose stacks of card stock. This system features our Star Roller surface and in-surface lift and transfer device.
Merging to a single lane and feeding multi-packs of butter cartons for shrink wrapper.
Laning and merging packaged wet wipes prior to case packing.
In-surface lift and rotate and positioning empty case for robotic pick.
Loose single rowing wet wipe canisters then rejecting fallen product.
Mass accumulating and single rowing rolls of paper. This system features a reversible surface to prevent product jamming.
Metering, merging and shingling lanes of frozen Pizza Crusts.
Transporting laning, accumulating and metering frozen waffle packages.