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Multilane Singulator

Stop Manually Spacing Product

Multi-lane singulators are designed to save you money by eliminating the need to manually singulate and space package products entering:

  • In-motion weighing scales
  • Automatic labeling stations
  • Scanning stations
  • Metal detection
  • X-ray
  • Inspection

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:

  • Provides automatic singulation thereby eliminating expensive labor
  • Small footprint
  • Multiple lanes of belts permit one indexer to be used for varying-width products
  • Washdown compatible design permits easy cleaning
  • Ideal for placement after packaging machines that repeatably release product in multiple-line line-abreast fashion
  • Simple user interface permits easy to change operating mode & timing for line-abreast product releases

Multilane Singulator Features:

FAQ

As many as you need.  However most thermoforming machines output an array of product that is either 2, 3, or 4 wide.

Yes.  There is a setting for 1-lane singulation which permits all belts to run continuously.

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.

Product is indexed on the blue belt while the stainless steel merging guides on the white belt center the product.

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.

Additional Singulation Videos

Singulator, Checkweigher & Metal Detector System (3 in 1)

Dual-Lane Singulator & Checkweigher with Divert

Downloadable PDF Resources

Singulator & Line Converging Illustration

Multilane Singulator Singulating Product for a Metal Detector & Checkweigher

3x2 Multilane Singulation with Converging Conveyor

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