At each stage of the production line, value is added to the product. So any product loss at the end of the process line, where the product has the most value added, is critical. As the back end of the plant is typically a meeting point for multiple production lines of varying capacity, this area is quite susceptible to production blockages. And as production lines merge, smaller product packages form bigger, bulkier, and heavier product cases that are difficult to handle, often poising safety risks.
Intralox has conveyance solutions to address these back-end challenges. We equip nearly every process in the back of the plant, including:
As production volumes rise, the need to automate processes becomes greater. At low throughputs, for example, customers tend to manually rectify misaligned products. As throughput increases, however, they seek a better solution. Intralox’s automatic alignment solution accommodates products of different sizes and weights and has a small footprint. Customers have benefited substantially from this solution with a payback in less than six months.
Sometimes processors are unaware that a cost-effective, automated solution is available, such as our reject diverter. Typically, most conventional reject diverters are limited to low-capacity throughput and accommodate only small variations in product sizes. They’re known to frequently cause production jams and also have potentially unsafe pusher arms that require guard cages.
The Intralox Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB) reject diverter is the only cost-effective reject diverter for applications where you want to reduce the risk of worker injury, handle high throughput rates of a wide range of packages regardless of weight, height, and width, and reduce production stops due to jams.
Read more about the successes of Intralox’s ARB solutions in food processing:
Activated Roller Belt technology with layout optimization resolves Attianese’s palletizing challenges.