Sortation System Turnkey Installation

Monk Conveyors latest sortation project transfers flow wrapped packs to 20 postal bins.   

Packs are read by our Keyence barcode scanner; we then communicate with the WMS to retrieve job information.  This is compared to a reference list and a bin location is known.  Pack position is tracked with an encoder fitted to the conveyor drive.  Product is blown from the track into one of the 20 bins, optional mechanical diverter arms are available for larger products.  An illuminated push button tells operators when a bin is ready to be changed and a simple press of the button stops further product being blown to the bin while this is taking place.  Product was supplied at 1400 per hour with higher speeds available. 

Space restrictions were overcome using MODU 83mm wide friction chain to take product from the flow-wrapping machine round 90-degree bends to the sorting area.  The design concept was proposed to the customer in 3D CAD so they could clearly visualise the system and discuss the idea with staff and operators.  This led to a number of design improvements which could be put in place before the system was delivered. 

Videojet Laser Engraving System 

We worked closely with Videojet Technologies to design an automated engraving system.  Product is manually loaded onto the MODU System infeed conveyor with markers on the belt to space the product evenly.  Side guides are adjustable to take a large variety of product sizes.  The drinking glasses are then fed under a Videojet High Speed CO2 Laser Coding machine.  Engraving is completed on the moving product. 

Our MONEX extrusion was used to build a robust guard frame with sliding access doors and mounting for all of the equipment.  Encoders fed the conveyor speed to the engraving system. 

Full testing and sign-off was completed at our Hampshire factory followed by installation at the customer site. 

 

We Supply Roller, Belt, Spiral and Plastic Chain Conveyors  

Monk Conveyors supply and install full working systems which are designed to suit your specific needs.  We install full pneumatic and electrical control with HMI operator touch screens.  Our control systems range from simple stop starts up to barcode capable controls, capable of communicating with your Warehouse Management System (WMS). 

Please contact us on 01252 369800 or email sales@monk-conveyors.co.uk for help and advice.