Servo Collators, Metering Belts & Sweeps
High speed collation of packages can be accomplished with Nercon’s Servo Collator. The dual servo drive arrangement can take multiple lanes of packages and present an aligned group for collation.
The Servo Collator is normally located before bundlers, tray packers and shrink-wrapping equipment. This unit has been used to collate bundles of cereal, snacks and soft drinks. Depending on the required configuration, the unit can present cartons straight on, or turn the cartons 90 degrees.
The normal rate is 45 groups per minute, depending on the size of the product or package.
The servo collator can present packages or products in groups for multi-SKU case packing operations.
Servo driven timing belts allow for zero contact metering of product. Servo-controlled conveyors provide an evenly spaced product flow. Speed merges are programmable up to 200 products per minute depending on the product or package.
Typical applications for Servo Belts include:
- Spacing products between wrapping and sleeving equipment
- Merging products at high speeds
- Combining products at high speeds
- Spacing products to travel under a labeler
- Positive spacing into puck inserting equipment
Best use applications for servo belts are low profile packages in high volume production environments. Trays, pouches, cartons and low-height bulk products are favored package types that remain their integrity for the inertia and speeds possible with servo technology.
This equipment, the Servo Sweep, was designed with servo technology to provide high speed single product 90 degree reorientation.
The Servo Sweep offers a high transfer rate and can be configured into plant layouts easily. This reorientation device is very reliable and uses a small footprint compared to other reorientation possibilities.
This servo sweep provides 90 degree transfer from one lane infeed to two lane discharge.
The servo sweep right angle diverter can be engineered for cold room conveying.
The Overhead Sweep was designed to use servo technology to change product orientation 180 degrees at 175 products per minute. Slugs of product were created and combined downstream. The throughput of the entire system, including a second merge conveyor, was 250 products per minute.
The Servo Sweep has been engineered for cartons, trays and overwrapped products.
The Servo Sweep reorientation device is very reliable and uses a small footprint compared to other reorientation possibilities.
3:1 Smart Belt Merge
Trays of meat converge from three different lines into one lane. The merge uses servo belts for metering and powered rails to assist trays into file.