Controlling the continuous flow of products through the line is critical to maintain efficiency. Product flow is achieved using a variety of methods and components depending upon the product, flow path and equipment with which to interface.
Product can be diverted using static guides and plows or dynamic gates and paddles.
- Changes product direction to single or multiple locations
- Often used to meter flow to specific areas or to separate products based on certain attributes
- Control via proximity switches, photo eyes and counters is typical
- Motion can be achieved via pneumatic or electric components