Secondary Product Handling: Cascade Loader
The Cascade Loader comprises a system of infeed conveyors that feed product into a rotary pocket. The function of the machine is to collate single or multiple products and synchronize their placement into the infeed pockets of the secondary packaging equipment.
The cascade loader includes an abort system. The product that is either not sufficiently spaced apart or is out of specification will be rejected prior to entry into the first infeed pocket. The products descend progressively through the servo-driven pockets and are perfectly synchronised into the secondary packaging equipment infeed conveyor's target pockets. The final cascade pocket can collate a number of products prior to deposition into secondary packaging equipment infeed. Single or multiple cascade loaders can be interfaced to a single equipment infeed.