Multi-Conveyor recently built a 77' long stainless steel constructed, straight running plastic belt conveyor to move different size height and width tubs of product. This particular line incorporates adjustable pneumatic actuated guide rails that can be triggered narrow or wider based on the width of the product sizes along with a double high traffic clamp to halt production at the customer's demand.
There was a traffic clamp incorporated that can be opened and closed while the product is in motion. The product clamp can also be closed prior to the products arrival to that point of the conveyor when a predetermined stoppage in the line is necessary. The auto pneumatically adjustable guide rails move rapidly in tandem. This guide rail system is commonly referred to in the industry as “RCO Rail” for Rapid Change Over Rail. It is most commonly utilized in overhead conveyor systems where operators cannot access the conveyors to make rail-opening changes. However, RCO's are also utilized on floor level conveyors where rapid conveyor change-overs are needed to accommodate different product widths but do not have time for operators walk through a conveyor system changing each individual guiderail bracket. The pneumatics and clamps can be placed at intervals as required by the customer.
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