Combiners & Merges are used to merge the flow of multiple infeed lines of conveyor, typically from upstream pick modules, into a single stream of product on a single conveyor. Combiners and merges include the technologies of sawtooth merges, belt merges, switch tables, herring bone roller combiners, "belt to roller" merges, magna switches, and bi-directional transfers.
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Merges and combiners are typically feed by an accumulation conveyor which has separated the product. Normally product will be slug released, meaning that a full lane of accumulated product is released at once through the merge. A sawtooth merge application can accumulate product in a round robin fashion, meaning that it collects on one or more lines while releasing on another line, providing maximum throughput of product to the sorter. The recirculation line is often given priority.
There are many other merge options. Shown here is a combiner or zipper, which is a wide belt conveyor fitted with vertical plows in a funnel shape for the purpose of merging cartons from multiple parallel lines. The plows are actually small moving belts that smoothly guide the product from the wide to narrow parts of the funnel.
Merges & Combiners enable sortation systems to effectively keep pace with the picking stations, thus maximizing the efficiency of your sorter.
Merge Conveyor & Combiner Conveyors can sort all products that employ sortation equipment
Merge Conveyor & Combiner Conveyor Rates= 300 cartons per minute
Maximum Load Capacity = 75 Lbs
Merge Conveyor & Combiner Conveyor are commonly used in all industries that employ sortation equipment.
Typical investment is $600,000 USD.
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