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April 2017
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New pouch and case conveyor for bulk filling

Multi-Conveyor  recently built a series of stainless steel constructed conveyors for a pouch and case filling line for a food ingredient manufacturer.  The system was designed to convey a variety of product sizes to multiple packing stations using both plastic belt and table-style top configurations.

Product inclines to a sensing hopper for bulk filling into cases. The variable speed controlled conveyor counts each pouch and automatically drops them into a case at a designated loading station. Once the count is reached, the conveyor accumulates pouches into the case for indexing.

Photo-eye sensors relay bulk intake while taking into consideration the remaining number of pouches on the upstream conveyor.  A pneumatic guillotine release (or slide gate), works in conjunction with the sensors to halt production into the case to avoid overflow of product and will reopen when it senses a new box.

The line has built in case escapements where hand packers can shake the cases for product settling.

The full cases then move through top tapers onto a horseshoe conveyor featuring "flipping" guiderails. Rails flip in or out based on variation of product widths.

Safety and pre-designated line stops were the backbone of integral placement of e-stops throughout the system to stop and release as needed.

Hand cranks with dial indicators were installed for ease of width or pivot angle adjustments along with a case "stop clamp" that can be triggered by the operator.

Multi-Conveyor assures quality in our workmanship while  integrating the levels of sanitation, safety and flexibility as you direct.

 

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