Simple 2:1 Lane Merging Solution for Pouches
March 19, 2013
One of the more simple merging solutions is to use variable speed drives to set the different speeds of different conveyor chains. In the video, the product drops into each of the metering lanes at the same time. The lanes each have two drives with different speeds that serve to space out or meter the products between the two lanes so that they enter the plow rail one after the other before entering the single file conveyor.
This type of lane merge concept offers a lower, entry-level purchase cost compared to other solutions. It can be used in moderate speed packaging lines and can handle a variety of package shapes such as trays, bags, low-profile cartons, overwrapped products and pouches as shown in the video.
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