Custom Design for Two Lines of Production
This week, we’ll be shipping a Spiral Conveyor with a custom design to a soft drink bottler in the Midwest.
The spiral will elevate full cases 12 feet and out to the palletizer. However, some products on the line need to be “diverted” to a shrink-wrapper. The integrator solved this problem by designing a special pivoting conveyor in front of the spiral. When a batch of products that need to be shrink wrapped approaches, the conveyor pivots down to transfer them to a conveyor under the spiral.
Our engineering team worked with our integrator partner, BW Container Systems, to create the proper clearance under the spiral’s base frame, which required a custom design cantilevered leg offset.
The spiral is our model 1500-400, running at 180 feet per minute, We also incorporated a motorized roller at the infeed to minimize the unpowered distance between the pivot conveyor and the spiral.
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