Collator Conveyors allow for product to be supplied continuously while being discharged intermittently for high-speed collation. Each collator, consisting of two groups of buckets attached to separate drive chains/belts, index as product is received. Once all buckets from the first group are filled, they advance forward to the loading position while the second group of buckets are indexed forward to receive product. Once product is transferred from the first group, it moves forward so it's located directly behind the last bucket of the second group. These machines provide multiple advantages to those in the energy bar industry where multiple varieties of the same product are made.
Designed to your specific product requirements, Benchmark's Shuttle Feeder delivers automatic loading of flat, even product for precise, continuous motion loading of vertically stacked product.
Watch video footage of the Card Sheeter in action as it receives hand loaded card stock, cuts it to a specified length, and transfers it to a horizontal wrapper.
Watch the video of the Strip Feeder as it automatically loads rigid products, strips from vertical stacks and feeds them into a horizontal wrapper.
Watch video of the Star Wheel as it loads round products, strips them from a lane of backlogged product, rotates it and feeds it into a horizontal wrapper.
Watch video of the high speed, continuous motion Disk Feeder loading stacks of product into a horizontal wrapper.