Multi-Conveyor recently provided this stainless steel constructed, washdown compatible, infeed and discharge conveyor system to gently invert products 180 degrees.
This particular application uses circular guides that invert the product, front to back, while maintaining full control during the inversion process.
The video is slowed down so you can see how the demo product safely enters the curved inverter section, providing damage free rotation.
Features include Intralox flush grid belting; bearing covers, finger guards and shaft-cut guards for safety; and slotted clean-out holes for easy-to-clean maintenance.
The system was designed to run at 125 FPM @ 60 hertz based on a product load of (5) pounds per lineal foot of conveyor (distributed load) with no accumulation.
Grippers and starwheels are also inversion solutions manufactured by Multi-Conveyor. Grippers use a "soft touch" approach that keep the most fragile of products in control at all times. Starwheels or case flippers are commonly used for larger rotation but can also handle delicate products such as cases of glassed bottled liquids including wine and beer for example.
Products in this video are for demonstration purposes only. However, this technology is commonly used for boxes, cases, empty trays or full trays with locking covers, pouches, or individual product rotation.