Accumulation Design Defeats Application Challenges

… while massively decreasing overall project expense.

Multi-Conveyor recently built a series of carbon and mild steel constructed modular plastic belt conveyors designed to transport and accumulate product from several cartoner discharges to feed downstream packaging operations.

Over 200 feet of accumulation facilitates the unobstructed continuation of cartoner output production in the event of downstream case packing interruptions, providing storage of nearly 800 cartons for this baked food product.  Disclaimer:  Smaller sized demo product was used for video purposes causing a slight skew which is not present when true customer carton sizes and guide rails are adjusted to spec.

Cartoners discharge product in groups onto flat top plastic belt conveyors that include overhead mounted side grip metering belts to manipulate the carton flow from groups to properly spaced individual cartons for downstream equipment.

Multi-Conveyor sourced incline and decline spirals (by Ryson), combining them with an overhead bridge section that created a multi-functional pass-thru for operator traffic and material flow below. Two spiral units were brought in-house and integrated into the line for factory acceptance testing to confirm transfers and compatibility with client product.

Low back pressure roller top belting was provided to accumulate cartons without scuffing or damage. While flush grid turning radius belting was chosen for stability in curves. All conveyors were provided with infeed and discharge end nose bar transfer designs for smooth transitions.

Adjustable pneumatic carton clamps with pivot rail clamp mechanisms and air cylinders were mounted to hold back the customer’s various carton sizes during accumulation. Customer requested photo eyes and reflectors were placed at predetermined locations for accumulation and product back-up detection.

Although well-known for aiding our customers with key application and design challenges up front, Multi-Conveyor also recommended a major line component equipment change, resulting in a significant overall project cost reduction – saving the customer well over $100,000. Just another example of what sets Multi-Conveyor apart from the rest.

About Multi-Conveyor: Multi-Conveyor is a leading manufacturer of both pre-engineered standard and uniquely designed custom conveyor solutions for CPGs, End-Users, Integrators, Engineering firms, Automation/Robotics, AI, OEM’s and Contract Packagers across multiple markets. Our products are multiple and unique. No single conveyor product defines Multi-Conveyor. We specialize in conveyor systems for packaging or material handling for nearly every industry, product, shape and size. Our customers report they select Multi-Conveyor for concept/design, engineering skills, quality product, best value and prompt delivery.

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