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Dual lane hand pack conveyor system increases productivity

 

Multi-Conveyor  recently built a dual lane conveyor system with a center rail for a hand pack line. These mild steel constructed conveyors will transport individual trays that will be hand-packed into cases. The system is actually made up of four conveyor sections all joined by seamless transfers. 

First is a straight running 24’ long conveyor that has two lanes with a center divider (rail) to keep the trays separated. Operators will load the trays onto the conveyor by hand. (Note: The product used in the video was for demonstration purposes only.)

The second section is a mere 3' long gapping conveyor with friction top plastic belting used to pull a gap at an elevation of 30” to the top of the conveyor.

A 9' long inclining conveyor was then incorporated, also using friction top plastic belting, to elevate the trays from 30” to 42” to raise the product at a desired hand-packing height for insertion of the trays into corrugated cases.

The final section is 20’ long plastic chain pack-table conveyor with a fixed end-stop along with two gravity roller conveyors - one on each side - running the full 20' length of the pack-table.

Combined, the system can run from 125 to 175 FPM, depending on section, at 60 hertz - all based on a product load of 2 lbs. per lineal foot of conveyor with the gravity roller conveyor taking on the full, multiple case load capacity.

Systems like this can be built in approximately 6 weeks, with proper approvals. Multi-Conveyor takes pride in providing on-time delivery and does a thorough quality assurance inspection before each shipment.
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