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Sortation conveyors ensure wrappers keep pace with product flow

Robinson excels at creating harmonious production line systems. Maintaining optimum product flow regardless of downstream performance is the job of sortation conveyor systems and conveyor lane diverters such as the Servo Sweep Laner from Robinson.

Sortation conveyors ensure wrappers keep pace with product flow

Programming these production assets so they respond appropriately to changes and maximize throughput is the magic touch our team contributes to production line operations.

Nonwoven clips such as baby wipes are packaged for consumer use in a variety of formats including sachets and flat packs. Sortation conveyor systems like the Servo Sweep Laner are ideal for directing nonwoven clips into appropriate lanes to match the performance of wrappers operating downstream.

The speed that nonwoven clips exit converting machines typically does not match up with the speed at which wrappers operate. This creates a need for sortation conveyors and other programmable automation systems to monitor the performance of multiple assets and prevent product backups.

Sortation conveyor programming maximizes production speeds
The Servo Sweep Laner gently guides clips into the appropriate lane without separating the layers of product into a shingled stack. The challenge comes in matching up production speeds of 300 pieces or more per minute to wrappers that operate at about 120-150 pieces per minute.

Our team excels at programming sortation conveyors and other production process assets to seamlessly adjust to these variables. For example, the Servo Sweep Laner sends product to multiple downstream wrapper stations while getting signals indicating the performance of each.

This constant communication allows the sortation conveyor to switch product flow away from any wrappers that may be down or falling behind. This capability is the single most important aspect that production teams value in automation equipment.

We like to describe the power of sortation conveyors as helping your line run like a symphony orchestra, with programming by the Robinson team serving as the orchestra conductor. Contact us to design a sortation conveyor system for your production process.

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