Rotary tables designed for pharmaceutical applications

By Rick Lingle in Conveyors on October 16, 2014

 Two 48" diameter 11 gauge Stainless Steel Rotary Tables were recently installed for a pharmaceutical application. Built by Multi-Conveyor, the tables easily adapt to varying sizes and shape products that demonstrate the versatility of these systems.

 

For this project, the table will accumulate bottles from 1 to 4 inches square by 2 to 7 inches in height.  The motors were specified to accommodate 250 pounds of pharmaceutical bottles on the accumulator at one time, while running from 2-5 revolutions per minute.

 

The rotary accumulation table has one DC motor controller which is run on standard 110 volt, single phase electrical output, which can be used in most any area of the production floor without special wiring.  

 

The customer requested stationary floor supports vs. a portable system, which is common for a rotary design, along with standard guide rails.

 

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One of the earliest designs for accumulation or unscrambling is the rotary table.  Both configurations can handle multiple container sizes and materials. The rotary design is flexible and effective.  Typical table diameters are 30, 36, 42 and 48 inches. Top discs are stainless steel with machined backer plates for trueness.

 

Rotary accumulators are usually supplied with an enclosed cabinet and variable speed controls, using either DC or VFD controllers. Infeed and discharge conveyors are recommended to be designed with a close interface for smooth transfers.  A smooth edge bowl top is available for hand packing applications.

 

About Multi-Conveyor

Multi-Conveyor specializing in standard and custom conveyor solutions for the packaged food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, automotive and material handling industries. Customers include integrators, OEMs and end-users. 

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