Perfectly Timed First-in, First out 2-to-1 Merge Conveyor: Multi-Conveyor

Multi-Conveyor recently built a sanitary stainless steel welded, plastic belt conveyor to merge plastic wrapped bulk cheese using brand new FIFO (first-in, first-out) technology.

To resolve the issue of random, uneven throughput, the company’s electrical team incorporated pulse and photo-eye sensors; a CompactLogix processor, PowerFlex 525 drives; servo motor controllers and VFD’s, to develop a new merge concept solution that alleviated the big gaps between product while allowing for more consistent spacing.

A virtual axis measures “pocket length” on the merging conveyor and a pulse is generated in specified inch increments of travel.  A product is then released to the pulse on a FIFO basis. Whichever one arrives first is released first, but to the pulse.

This technology repotedly allows the company to have the same merge throughput running at 70 percent of the conveyor speed required previously.  To invert that, it could merge 30 percent more product at the previous conveyor speed.

To view the product video, visit https://youtu.be/JSzgSW5tbfo.

Share on Socials!

Related Articles

Related Articles

BMG Announces State-of-the-Art QuadProTM Paper Former from Brown Machine

World’s first continuous large-bed paper former outperforms competition BMG, the world’s leading provider of forming, tooling and automation solutions announces the QuadProTM paper former, which provides the highest ...
Read More

High Payload PL500 Palletizing Robot Offers Application Flexibility

Yaskawa, a leading robotics manufacturer, announced the PL500 robot. Offering a high 500-kg payload, it is ideal for a variety of palletizing applications, unitized loads, and ...
Read More

FAUNC’s Popular LR Mate Robot Series Now Features 10 Model Variations

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs has introduced the LR Mate 200iD/14L, the tenth model variation of the popular LR Mate series ...
Read More

Follow PTT!

Subscribe!

Sign up to receive our industry publications for FREE!