Once stacked, the crumpets are fed to four flow-wrapping machines. Honeytop asked Astec to design a conveying system from the discharge of the flow wrappers in the production hall, through to the warehouse for packing into baskets or cases for palletising.
The task was a tricky one as the flow wrappers were located between the RG Luma lines and the space restrictions created difficulties for access and integration. Also, a clear passageway had to be maintained to allow pallet trucks free movement between the lines.
Astec Conveyors designed, manufactured and installed a stainless steel, food-quality modular plastic belt conveying system, combining a series of 11.5cm slat conveyors plus 90° and 180° bends.
RG Luma allowed the outer guarding of the robot machines to be modified to create a passageway through the machines. This allowed wrapped product to be discharged from the flow wrappers down a chute to a low level conveyor, to be transported through the machines, up an inclined modular conveyor belt and into the warehouse via overhead modular plastic slat conveyors.
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