Multi-Conveyor, Winneconne, Wis., built a dual lane conveyor system with a center rail for a hand pack line. These mild-steel constructed conveyors will transport individual trays that are to be hand-packed into cases. The system comprises of four conveyor sections all joined by seamless transfers.
First is a straight running 24-foot-long conveyor with two lanes and a center divider (rail) to keep trays separated. Operators load the trays onto the conveyor by hand.
The second section is a 3-foot-long gapping conveyor with friction-top plastic belting used to pull a gap at an elevation of 30 inches to the top of the conveyor.
Meanwhile, a 9-foot-long inclining conveyor uses friction-top plastic belting to elevate the trays from 30 inches to 42 inches to raise the product at a desired hand-packing height for insertion of the trays into corrugated cases.
The final section is a 20-foot-long plastic chain pack table conveyor with a fixed end stop and two gravity roller conveyors running the full 20-foot length of the pack-table.
Combined, the system can run from 125-175 FPM at 60 hertz, based on a product load of 2 pounds per lineal foot of conveyor.