TEC Engineering Corp. of Oxford, Mass., has developed a Soft-TEC conveyor to handle injection molded PET preforms, minimizing damage.
Soft-TEC gently transfers the preforms from the injection press into two gaylords. An ultrasonic sensor, with a complete control package, is mounted to the discharge end of the conveyor. The sensor measures the distance from the end of the conveyor to the bottom of the gaylord, and the conveyor gradually lifts up to maintain a constant distance for a soft landing.
Once the first gaylord is filled up, based on a preset number of preforms, the conveyor automatically moves to begin filling the second gaylord.
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