VERSATILE ROBOTICS FOR DAIRY PRODUCERS
By combining the latest robotic pick-and-place and end-of-line palletizing technology, Apex Motion Control helps dairy and food manufacturer’s optimize their product handling capabilities with standard and custom-designed robotics and automation equipment built to specific requirements and applications. Even if daily production requires frequent product changeovers, manufacturers can easily go from one product to the next with a few simple adjustments. Whether a company’s needs are based on different sizes, shapes, weights, or throughput requirements, such as palletizing certain milk jugs or accurate, gentle pick-and-place of sliced cheese, this technology offers the versatility, easy set-up, quick changeover, and full scale or small footprint options as key benefits.
HYGIENIC WIDE BELT SOLUTION
The wide belt solution WLX from FlexLink is safe, clean and reduces the total cost of ownership. It adheres to European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and 3A design guidelines, and addresses the higher hygienic requirements associated with primary and secondary packaging. WLX sets new standards for cleaning results and process time in the food industry. For wet and dry processes, the WLX conveyor is suitable for all industries where requirements for hygiene and accessibility are particularly high. From packaged meat to dairy, the system assures trouble-free operation and long service life and can be installed in any application area, from primary packaging to end of line.
FLEXIBLE CONVEYING FOR SMOOTH OPERATIONS
Heat and Control’s conveying and product handling systems include product transfer systems, horizontal motion conveyors, and accumulation systems that provide a gentle, smart, and dependable product transfer solution. The company’s newest horizontal motion conveyor, FastBack 4.0, meets demand while ensuring high quality. The unit helps to reduce high labor costs and improves yields with reliable automated systems for cheese products, and the patented circular to linear motion design gently handles product so it is undamaged and the coatings are undisturbed.
CONVEYOR THAT ELIMINATES CHANGEOVER ADJUSTMENTS
Nercon recently launched the Draper Z Incline Conveyor, a conveyor designed to eliminate changeover adjustments and provide elevation changes needed to get products to the next production stage. The Draper’s unique design features a second belt draping gently over products of many sizes and primary packaging types, keeping products correctly oriented as they move forward. It is available in fixed angles of 60, 45, and 30 degrees to minimize footprint, and provide safe access to hard-to-reach areas freeing up aisles and walkways for forklifts and personnel.
SPIRAL CONVEYOR SYSTEM
SideDrive Conveyor Co’s. spiral solution is an open-frame design that enables the company to develop a flexible solution and offer a hygienic spiral conveyor system. The modular spiral solution enables companies to set any unique configuration requirements to meet its parameters and facility footprint. The edge-driven spiral conveyor system allows for controlled movement with its open frame, and drum-less spiral design. The SideDrive Conveyor spiral solution gives customers an open design that makes it possible to access all areas of the spiral conveyor, allowing the cleaning process to be more effective in less time.