C4 xC bottle and jar straightener with multi-lane outfeed
Our straightener extracts bottles, jars, salt shakers or other elongated shapes contained in bulk in a hopper and stacks them vertically the right way round and sorted on the desired number of lanes.
For sorting on single lane, we recommend the C4-1sf bottle positioner/sorter.
The hopper is filled manually by an operator (or automatically) via a conveyor from a storage area. Products are transferred in a controlled way, to an area where bars with keyways raise them to retain only products which are upside down. At their highest point, products tip over onto the right side and descend for accumulation:
either in buffer lanes to supply the recesses of a dispensing machine (or other machine) located lower down or even on a lower level
or on a horizontal conveyor table, which also acts as a large buffer storage area, before products are tilted vertically again, to be fed by gravity into the recesses of another machine.
Highly variable according to the shape and size of products, non-vibrating bowl technology with multiple-lane selection allows high speeds of up to several tens of thousands of units per hour. The principle is very useful at lower speeds, as the number of selection lanes can be reduced as required to limit manufacturing costs.
One geared motor controls the feed belt from the hopper to the straightener, while a second one controls the movement of two automatically tensioned and parallel guided lines. Lines are provided with gripping bars attached at their ends. This non-vibrating bowl technology has proven its worth in SMEs as well as in the largest groups in the food industry.
The structure and most parts are made of microblasted stainless steel.
Format change and settings:
Settings are very visual, fast and practical through the use of handwheels with encoder markings or even faster via brushless motors (optional) in the event of very frequent format changes (only for products in the same size range).
- Bottles, Containers ,Jars
- Any elongated shapes
- Extraction up to 30 lanes
- Orientation of sprout, shape...