MGS Machine introduces the new Vortex high-speed tray denester
The Vortex separates trays, clamshells, flanged lids, tubs and buckets from a nested stack and accurately places them, ready for filling, on a flighted or flat-belt conveyor at speeds up to 300 per minute. Featuring a single-sided cantilevered design, four-axis stepper motor system and full washdown capability, this cost-effective screw denester offers easy installation, five-minute changeovers and superior sanitation, according to the company.
It handles square, rectangular oval, round and pie-shaped trays, clamshells, lids, tubs and buckets made of plastic, polystyrene, paperboard and molded-fiber.
Featuring quick-change timing screws, the Vortex can change from one size and shape to another in less than five minutes with no tools required, according to the company. The optional screw height adjustable stand further speeds product changeovers as well as installation.
The Vortex comes with a standard 30-inch magazine to hold nested stacks. For additional run time, an extended-capacity magazine is available as an option. The extended magazine is modular and comes in various lengths – operators place nested stacks on a powered conveyor, which feeds the denester. An optional low hopper sensor and optional stack light with audible alarm alerts an operator if materials in the magazine are running low.