The machine is built for bags to be discharged randomly from both a primary and secondary bagger onto two 90 degree curve incline conveyors, built at different elevations, that ultimately merge onto a single conveyor line.
Three servo driven metering belt conveyors were placed prior to the merge. The bags detected on the top conveyor are meant to be "injected" into the gaps on the bottom conveyor with assistance of vacuum metered belting before the merge.
Individual baggers are set up to deposit on both lines at predetermined speeds providing mini-mum gaps between product in order to complete the vertical merge.
The bag merge gap is designed to incorporate standalone electrical controls, servos, sensing logic, VFD's, Rockwell Automation Panelview Plus, Allen-Bradley processor, and two remote e-stops. The company says bags may occasionally contact each other but will exit the combined conveyor with no gap.
The system transports more than 100 bags per minute at 220 feet per minute and 100% accumulation, according to the company.