This system was designed to sort out different variety of teas so that the same tea type is in a dedicated lane for case packing. Shuttleworth's Slip-Torque® conveyor technology was used for this application because of its gentle handling qualities. Cartons are introduced to the system in two lanes with the bar code edge leading. The overhead mounted scanner scans the barcode to determine which lane the carton is diverted. With up to 8 different types of tea being packaged at the same time, a series of diverts directs the cartons to the appropriate lane. The cartons are then oriented to the up position allowing them to be in the proper orientation for feeding the case packer. Multi-lane conveying and accumulation is easily accomplished with overhead mounted guides keeping the lanes separated. With the unique design of the slip-torque conveyor, rollers underneath the product stop during accumulation. This reduces or eliminates scuffing of the product surface that you typically see from conventional mat top or belt conveyors that continue to move under the product during accumulation. When accumulating in multiple lanes only the rollers in a lane that is backed up, stop under the product, letting the cartons in the other lanes continue to convey forward. As the packages accumulate behind a pneumatic product stop located in each lane, the in-surface mounted sensors tell the system controller when there are enough cartons of the same type in a lane to fill a case. When each lane has enough product to the fill a case, the lane is released. When the stop is lowered, a speed change is utilized to create a gap between packages as they pass over the sensors and product stops. This gap allows the stop to be raised at any time between packages. A second set of diverters puts the same type of tea cartons into two lanes providing the proper pattern for feeding the case packer.
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.
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.
Merging, transporting and metering machine automotive parts.
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.