... from 3 baggers to robotic pick.
Multi-Conveyor (Winneconne WI) recently built this conveyor system to transport bags of sugar from three separate bag filling machines to ultimately feed a robotic tray packer.
The bags are initially upended from wide edge to narrow edge leading, lying on their face, in single file with the normal height of the bag as the length. The bags then incline, transport above shop level through multiple curves, including several belt variations from table top to friction top, then decline back to shop level.
A pneumatic divert gate for accumulation, product clamps and stops were incorporated prior to the robotic pick. Conveyor speeds range from 70 to 140 bags per minute or 200 fpm depending on product size.
The elevated conveyor provides uninterrupted shop production below and maximizes floor space. Fixed stainless steel guide rail brackets control product stability throughout twists, turns and elevation changes the entire length of transportation.
We asked Michigan Sugar Company Contract Engineer, Robert Hite to sum up his experience working with Multi-Conveyor. Here's what he had to say:
"We found Multi-Conveyor to be extremely professional and helpful to our sugar bagging and conveying operation. We have used them for many years in a number of projects. They have great follow-up service when we have asked questions or requested field modifications. I would suggest Multi-Conveyor be your source as well."
Special shout out to Multi-Conveyor distributor, EPS, for their partnership on this project.