VERSA Sorters are an economical alternative to manual packaging systems. Sorters can be used to produce complete kits of various lengths of the same product on-line. The sorting system loads alternate boxes of each finished kit while the operator seals and stacks the finished packages. For every batch of boxed product produced, one, or several sample pieces can be produced and deposited in a holding tray to facilitate Statistical Process Control (SPC) and other on-line inspection methods.
Versa Transport/Ejectors eliminate the labor intensive handling of cut pieces at the end of an extrusion line. The transport supports and conveys cut pieces away from the cutter. The ejector firmly sweeps or blows the cut pieces into a box or tray along side and parallel to the transport.
Transports are designed to fit all models of Versa Cutters. Height adjustability is the same as the cutter and transports can be mounted directly to the cutter for stability. Speed control is integrated within the Versa Transport and several standard speed ranges are available to match the Versa feed speed ranges.
Versa offers both a mechanical ejector and air ejector or blow-off. The mechanical version utilizes a sweep arm that pushes the product off the belt. Mechanical sweep arms are used for larger and rectangular shaped profiles or heavy rubber goods. Individual sweeps are used for sorting, and arms can be ganged together to increase the product size capability. Harmonic motion is used to eliminate shock to the product and a safety release is included to prevent jamming.
The air system uses a high velocity blast of air to push the product. Air ejection is used for small profiles and round products. They are ideal for the handling of medical devices, which are manufactured using small diameter flexible vinyl tubing. Special nozzles are designed as air accelerators, so only minimal shop air volume is required. Filtration and regulation is included. Multiple air ejectors can be used to form a sorter.
Adjustable length/time delays permit placing cut pieces in a box, parallel to the transport, usually with less than ½” variation.