AUTOMATIC CUP DENESTING, LID PLACING CONVEYOR
Hinds-Bock denesters automatically place containers on the filling line conveyor at speeds up to 60 per minute using a rotary multi-magazine denester loader. For added versatility, quick-change magazines are used for rapid changeover from one container to another. And, low-level sensors notify operators of the need to reload the denester. Additional options include continuous or intermittent motion conveyors, dual-drive section conveyors for fill and lidding stations, no container/no fill/no lid system controls, recipe controls for multiple container setup, a depositor docking station, single stack or high-speed rotary cup/tub denesting, tool-free cup/tub magazine tooling, low-stack alarm, high-speed spinning rod lid denesting, multi-diameter lid tooling and top positive drive belt assembly for clutch lock lids.
GRID-STYLE, TURN-CURVE CONVEYOR BELT
Ashworth introduced the Omni-Grid 360 Weld line of grid-style spiral/turn-curve conveyor belts. Available in .75-, 1- and 1.50-inch pitches, the Omni-Grid 360 Weld belt’s patented precision weld design minimizes cage bar wear, maintenance costs and downtime in the most demanding high-tension spiral/turn-curve applications.
Ashworth Bros. Inc.
CONVEYOR FOR SPREADING, CONVERGING PRODUCTS TOGETHER
Wire Belt’s Ladder-Flex conveyor is ideal for processors looking to spread/converge product evenly, or for diverging/bringing products together. Ladder-Flex is optimal for feeding into or leading out of processes such as battering, breading and enrobing, where it’s essential for products to be evenly spaced. The conveyor also acts as a footprint space-saver since it can help put together two pieces of equipment of varying widths. Designed with hygiene in mind, Ladder-Flex is made of stainless steel and high-density polyethylene, making it easy to clean, and can be custom designed to fit all needs.
Wire Belt Co.
SUPER SANITARY TOOL-LESS BELT
Multi-Conveyor introduced a single stainless steel-constructed, pneumatic-controlled, sanitary quick release, tool-less belt conveyor for transporting temperature-controlled raw meat product at more than 50,000 pounds per hour. This conveyor boasts a retractable idle and drive end with a center take-up along with a metal detector to reject product at the infeed. The retractable drive end operates in two positions to dispense into either of two hoppers positioned at the discharge. A checkweigher triggers the divert to move from one side or the other, while a manually adjustable belt scraper with catch pan scrapes off excess product.