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Lane divider with guiding arm : DiviArm

TOP 3 BENEFITS:
  • From 1 to 8 lanes in a compact footprint
  • Handling of a wide range of products
  • Distribution without stopping the flow of products



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Description


  • Single infeed lane divider with maximum arm trajectory of 500mm for distribution onto 2 to 8 lanes.
  • Maximum speed up to 600 ppm depending on the size and the shape of the product.
  • Autonomous equipment with independent electrical cabinet. Several control/motorization standards available. Solution 100% electric (no pneumatics).
  • Motorization by 2 servo-motors controlling the lateral movement (change of lane) and axial movement (product guiding)
  • Modular design and TPM

Functioning


  • Products transferred upright on one lane
  • Distribution of products into various lanes by a guiding arm mounted on 2 axes:
  • A transverse axis for distribution into the lanes concerned
  • A longitudinal axis at the same speed as the lower conveyor; the products are consequently virtually stopped
  • Arm movement driven by motor and timing belt
  • Distributed products transferred in the lanes between guides on a lower motorized conveyor

Main functions


  • Flow diversion and distribution
  • Production  distribution into lanes for infeed into a case packer or shrink-wrapper
  • Balancing of the number of products per lane at the machine infeed

Product evacuation and line management


  • Lane divider emptied automatically if the upstream machines stops for:
    • Quick restart
    • Without products falling
    • No loss in synchronization
  • Length of additional conveyor required between the lane divider outfeed and the sensors at the entrance to the machine downstream
  • Requirements to control the upstream accumulation:
    • Foresee accumulation conveyors accordingly
    • Choose the appropriate detections (sensors) and motorization
    • Clarify which machine controls the conveying (upstream machine (labeler, filling machine, etc.) or the lane divider

Format changeover


Adjustment of lane width

  • Infeed guides: 1 setting point
  • Lane divider: 2 setting points by handle or rods
  • Outfeed guides: 1 setting point
  • Manual or servo-driven adjustments possible

Access

  • Operator access on the control side
  • Walk-in access to the heart of the machine thanks to the cantilever design of the frame

Layouts


Tangential connection

  • All types of product (glass or plastic bottles, aseptic cartons) and material (PET, glass, cardboard)
  • Wide product size range

End to end connection

  • Cost-effective solution
  • Compact footprint

Cross connection

  • Adapted to small and/or unstable products; no dead plate during transfer from one conveyor to another
  • Reduced rubbing of products due to in-line transfer (less contact with lateral guides)

  • From 1 to 8 lanes in a compact footprint
  • Handling of a wide range of products
  • Distribution without stopping the flow of products: the longitudinal movement of the arm, at the same speed as the conveyor, means that the products are never blocked when changing lanes (products virtually stopped during lane change)
  • Guide design and position adapted to the product (shape, resistance, label, etc.)
  • High speed: up to 600 ppm.
  • No need to create a space between products whose shape enables detection. Creation of a space only for shapes such as cartons, cube-shaped products, etc.
  • Easy access to setting points
  • Reduced noise level

3D Animations:
Lane divider with guiding arm : DiviArm
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