Meters and Stops
Conveyor systems implement product stopping as part of a merging process to create slugs of products for downstream packaging. Packages must be assessed for the best process or device for stopping the product.
Metering creates gaps in the production process to allow for different packaging processes. Carefully calculated engineering and knowledge of chain, speeds and components are required to maintain the integrity of the package while being stopped or metered.
A pneumatic actuated clamp and pusher device in a case handling line may create back pressure during the stopping operation. For lightweight or thin-walled packages that cannot handle back pressure, zero pressure lifts, low-back pressure chains or controlled stops can be options for stopping the products without damage.
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Meters & Stops
A common product stopping solution, this clamp is operated with pneumatic cylinders.