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