Tertiary Packaging: Product Handling: Collator
Stackers are used to create collations of flat or on edge cartons by lifting and latching them a row at a time. The lifting operation is servo-controlled, while the latching is by spring loaded latch plates. For lower speed applications a stacker will produce a single collation whereas for higher speed applications it is normal to create multiple collations at the same time.
Lane dividers are used to create multiple lanes of products from a single lane infeed and can be used to pre-collate cartons, bottles or cans. The lane divider arm is servo-controlled to ensure accurate repeatability and simple size changing.
Other models of Tertiary Packaging Product Handling: