A Conveyor Dispensing System is a type of automated conveyor used to distribute pharmaceutical products. It has two modes of operation: the front and rear inlet. The front inlet has a hood 46, while the rear inlet has a cover plate 49. The hood has a front plate 47 and two parallel side plates 48. The side plates and cover plate define a rear inlet opening 50.
Suitable hydraulic drive systems are coupled to the front and rear sprocket shafts. The hydraulic system comprises a hydraulic pump 98 and a reservoir 134. A pressure relief valve 108 returns excess fluid to the reservoir. The reversible motor 92 is directly coupled to the front sprocket shaft 76. A second reversible motor 92 is coupled in parallel with the first motor 92.
The front end of the conveyor conveys the product. The front end of the dump body is equipped with a spreader, which disperses the product onto the roadway. The rear end is fitted with a reversible hydraulic motor 92. The truck 10 is operated by the front sprocket shaft 76. It is possible to add a second reversible motor 92 to the front end of the machine.
A manual selector valve 94 controls the speed of the motor(s) 92. The manual selector valve 94 controls the distance between the lamp head and the belt. In addition, the system also features an adjustable end chute and can be configured with extruded aluminum height-adjustable mounting stands. These stand-adjustable stands feature unique swivel support brackets that allow for angular transitions between continuous conveyors. A digital rate meter shows the speed of the conveyor in feet per minute.
The front and rear spinners and sprocket shafts of the system are connected to the hydraulic drive system 90. A reversible hydraulic motor 92 operates the front sprocket shaft 76. The truck 10 is configured to operate in front or rear dispensing mode. When the front and rear sprocket shafts are positioned in different positions, a manual selector valve 94 is used to adjust the distance of the lamp head to the belt.
A Conveyor Dispensing System can be integrated into a dump truck. A centrally extending conveyor is integrated into the bottom structure of the dump truck. The overlying conveyor opening defines the effective width of the conveyor. Further, a manual selector valve 94 is used to control the motors of the rear sprocket. It is advantageous to install the automatic assembly center in a factory that has several locations.
In addition to a rear sprocket, the conveyor dispensing system can include a rear door. A front door aligns with the conveyor, while a gravity chute aligns with the chute. The conveyor's rear end is positioned at a lower position to avoid a gap. A servo electric motor moves the conveying belt at a speed that is optimal for the number of items per SKU.
A conveyor dispenser is an in-line dispense system that moves products from upstream to downstream. SMEMA, or standard for dispense systems, defines the modes of operation and allows for the communication of data among various dispense systems. The typical mode of operation is continuous. In many cases, the product is passed through a conveyor. The pass-through mode is ideal for storing and transporting products that are too small for the hopper.
A gravity-based system can be utilized in many applications. A high-volume operation will have multiple AOS-MV and -HV lines and index conveyors. Each AOS will dispense products in a distinct row, and the totes will collect portions of the order from each AOS dispensing products. In a multi-product warehouse, several conveyor dispensers may work together to fill the order. Using a single, large-volume AOS, you can use multiple stacked product dispensers for high-volume production.
Another type of conveyor dispenser is a manual system. Associates manually load the cases of matching SKUs and push them onto declined rollers. In a magnetic-speed controlled system, the belts are broken into three zones, each with motor driven rollers. These zones each contain a magnetic speed controlled system that controls the slug of product. The active control of the product slugs keeps the speed of the cases as they approach the gapping zone, minimizing spikes in backpressure and avoiding double-dispensation.
The magnetic speed controlled product slug is a key feature of a conveyor dispenser. This type of system helps avoid sluggish slugs and double-dispensation. The dispensing system is a highly efficient solution for high-volume operations. Unlike a desktop dispenser, this type of solution can dispense over 11 million cases per hour. The automation of a high-volume product slug is one of the most effective ways to reduce labor costs and increase visibility.
A vertical conveyor dispenser can have up to six rows. A photoelectric cell 605 detects the presence of products in a nearby horizontal conveyor dispenser and activates a dispense signal. This signal then triggers the motors of the vertical conveyor dispenser 101. The automated system can then automatically replenish the products in any other compartments if the product has run out of product. It can also automatically replenish the same product for multiple rows of dispensers.
A high-volume AOS is integrated with a conveyor dispenser. The AOS-MV 101 is a highly effective product dispenser for high-volume distribution operations. It can integrate into a warehouse operation. A high-volume AOS typically includes multiple AOS lines. The totes 135 are used to collect parts of an order from each AOS dispensing product. There are also advantages to using an AOS for this type of product dispense system.