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Sorting conveyor: Eaglestone
Equipment, a custom design and manufacturing company in the food-processing
conveyor industry, has unveiled its Series
2300 large-volume sorting conveyor, which
is designed to improve the efficiency of distribution operations. Sorting conveyors push
or divert specific products from one conveyor line to specific totes or boxes, boosting an operation’s shipping accuracy and
speed. According to the company, the Series
2300 reduces sorting time and manpower by
requiring only one
operator for the
divert products into
and shift to a different receptacle
when previous cartons are full. Bright LED lights indicate when
each container is near full or completely full.
The Series 2300 easily sorts both random- and
single-product production batches through
the use of eye-safe infrared scanners, which
identify bar codes.
The Series 2300 offers numerous options
to match each individual application. These
options include retracting ends, diverting
chutes, blast gates, push-offs, and stainless
steel casters. The unit comes standard with
a modular plastic belt; other belt options,
such as fabric and urethane, are available.
(Eaglestone Equipment, www.eaglestone.net)
Sliding-shoe sorter: Netherlands-based
VanRiet Material Handling Systems, a manufacturer of automatic transport and sorting solutions, has unveiled its improved HC
Sorter. The sliding-shoe sorter is optimized
to U.S. specifications but is also available in
the existing configuration. Two important
improvements are the single-sided shoes and
the electric divert switch.
The HC Sorter has a closed deck that
ensures no dirt or pieces of cardboard get
stuck inside the sorter. The deck also results in
low noise and promotes safe working conditions for warehouse staff, the company says.
Product can be sorted at speeds of up to 9.84
feet (three meters) per second.
The HC Sorter can sort everything from
small and thin products like mobile phones
and polybags to large packages weighing
up to 110 pounds (50 kilograms), according
to the manufacturer. (VanRiet, www.vanriet
Conveyor drive technology: Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical
and mechanical drives, motion control systems, and automation technologies, has
introduced drive technology for horizontal conveying. Conveyor applications have
to perform diverse tasks, which places entirely different demands on the drive technology. The amount of torque required changes as a load travels on the conveyor.
Lenze’s fully integrated solution features a dedicated electronic control unit, providing up to four times the nominal torque during acceleration and alignment, the
company says. The drive can be sized based on the required power during constant
operation. (Lenze Americas, www.lenze.com)