In recent years the machines for primary packaging, such as flow-pack machines, have seen a considerable increase in productivity, especially in the confectionery industry, reaching around 600 pieces per minute for a single machine.
For these speeds, which can impair the systems for secondary packaging, MH Material Handling proposes a sorting system on two lines, capable of handling up to 600 pieces/min up to 150 mm long, corresponding to a nominal speed of 90 m/min.
Fragile and light products are separated in two lines by a motor-driven plough applied onto the belt, featuring porters of the proper length which, in alternate steps, lead the products towards the outer track.
Since the displacement is gradual, and occurs at the same speed as that of the belt underneath, the product is not exposed to hard stresses. Due to the high speed, the timing conveyors are equipped with blowers to prevent skidding and sliding of the products.