Stop Manually Spacing Product
Singulators take multiple lanes of product from thermoforming machines (such as Cryovac® or Multivac®) and align them into a single file line. They permit product to be properly presented so labeling, checkweighing, metal detection, etc. can occur without hassle.
Features & Benefits:
Multilane Singulator Features:
Industry Term Note:
A singulation conveyor is also known as a converging or merging conveyor. The terms are used interchangeably.
What is a Multi-lane Sinulator?
A Multi-lane singulator contains two unique conveyors in series. First is a singulation conveyor (blue), followed by a merging conveyor (white). The merging conveyor centers the product for the next process.
Why would I need a singulation conveyor?
Packaging and filling systems (i.e. thermoformers such as Cryovac® or Multivac®) often fill product in closely fitting, side-by-side rows which is far from ideal for presentation to product inspection, labeling systems, checkweighers and conveyor scales. However, labeling and weighing machines are most efficient when they have products presented in a single file and evenly spaced line.
This is where singulation conveyors are useful. They allow you to transition your product from multiple, closely contained rows, into a single file line.
See the example below. Note: This diagram does not have a merging conveyor since the customer had to change product direction 90-deg. This 90-deg direction change resulted in the products being in a single-file for the next process.