WINNECONNE, WIS. - Multi-Conveyor LLC has launched a conveyor system designed to transport bags of sugar from three separate filling machines to fill a robotic tray packer. 

The new system works like this: 

  • The filled bags exit the bagging machines standing upright with the narrow edge leading 

  • Three lanes merge into one, with a pneumatic traffic cop gate system 

  • Once single filed, the bags are knocked down on their face (wide edge leading) and bump turned to narrow edge leading, as they travel for the remainder of the system 

  • The bags then incline, transport above shop level through multiple curves, including tabletop and friction belt variations, then decline back to shop level 

  • Conveyor speeds range from 70 to 140 bags per minute or 200 fpm depending on product size 

  • The elevated conveyor provides uninterrupted shop production below and maximizes floor space 

  • Fixed stainless steel guide rail brackets control product stability throughout twists, turns and elevation changes the entire length of transportation