Multi-Conveyor: Dual-Lane Hand Pack Conveyor

System includes a center rail for a hand-packing line; increases productivity and is well-suited for contract packaging applications.

System includes a center rail for a hand-packing line; increases productivity and is well-suited for contract packaging applications.
System includes a center rail for a hand-packing line; increases productivity and is well-suited for contract packaging applications.

Multi-Conveyor’s dual-lane conveyor system employs a center rail for a hand-pack line. These mild steel-constructed conveyors will transport individual trays for hand-packing into cases. The system is actually made up of four conveyor sections all joined by seamless transfers.

First is a straight running 24-ft-long conveyor that has two lanes with a center divider (rail) to keep the trays separated. Operators load the trays onto the conveyor by hand.

The second section is a 3-ft-long gapping conveyor with friction top plastic belting used to pull a gap at an elevation of 30 in. to the top of the conveyor.

A 9-ft-long inclining conveyor was then incorporated, also using friction top plastic belting, to elevate the trays from 30 in. to 42 in. to raise the product to a desired hand-packing height for insertion of the trays into corrugated cases.

The final section is a 20-ft-long plastic chain pack-table conveyor with a fixed end-stop along with two gravity roller conveyors—one on each side—running the full 20-ft length of the pack-table.

Combined, the system can run from 125 ft/min to 175 ft/min, depending on section, at 60 hertz—all based on a product load of 2 lb/lineal ft of conveyor with the gravity roller conveyor taking on the full, multiple case load capacity.

Systems like this can be built in approximately six weeks, with proper approvals. Multi-Conveyor provides on-time delivery and does a thorough quality assurance inspection before each shipment.

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