An Economical Solution for Reorienting Cartons
February 14, 2012
There are various methods that can be used in a packaging production line for standing up or reorienting a package. Depending on the application, Nercon has engineered powered twist conveyors, in-line star wheel devices and specially designed guide rail systems to change package orientation. In the video-taped example above, a simple configuration of the rail and conveyor design was engineered into the layout to provide carton reorientation.
Nercon refers to this device as a gravity upender; a simple solution that is cost effective to handle the reorientation of a carton. As the rail opening decreases, the cartons just drop onto the take-away conveyor which is positioned at a lower height. Gravity is the only force in reorienting the package. This concept can be designed to present packages in a stand-up, lay-down or long edge conveying position.
For more information on package handling, click below to visit Nercon’s product orientation web pages: