High-speed moves for cereal maker

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High-speed moves for cereal maker

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A further high-speed carton conveyor system has been supplied to an unnamed UK cereal manufacturer by materials handling specialist Astec Conveyors, following the success of previous installations.

Astec was asked to design a fully integrated conveyor system to handle a range of carton sizes at high speed being discharged narrow edge leading from a checkweigher/ X-ray machine in single lane and feed the same onto the infeed of two case packers.

On the discharge of the checkweigher/X-ray machine, the cartons are divided into two lanes via a specially designed high-speed lane divider with no moving parts that has the capability to proportionally split the carton feed to either case packer.

The cartons are then orientated from vertical to a horizontal position using twister conveyors to achieve the correct presentation to the case packers. On product selection via a human machine interface, the conveyor speeds are automatically set for that specific product size.

Contact: Astec Conveyors

Related topics: Bakery

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