return to air conveyors
The air single filer section is installed at the end of
the mass air conveyor. This section takes cans from mass
flow and converts them into multiples of single lanes
depending upon filling speed. Single lane feed is
usually used for speeds of up to 1500 cans per minute
with two lanes being used above 1500 cans per minute.
The single filer is a section of air conveyor with
tapering guide rails taking the cans from several cans
wide to a single can width. The angle of taper and
design of the deck plates and top covers are made for
smooth running and high efficiency of the unit.
The Wet Single Filer
At very high filling speeds well in excess of 1500 cans
per minute, it is not practical to rinse and drain cans
effectively so two rinsers have to be used. This
involves splitting the can supply into two lanes, thus
halving the transport speed in order to increase the
rinse time to the desired duration. This operation is
carried out by a dual lane air single filer, which
splits the mass flow into two lanes prior to the rinser.
After the twin lane rinser an air conveyor then combines
the two lanes back into a single lane of cans for
transportation into the filler. The air conveyor after
the rinser therefore handles wet cans. The conveyor air
chamber and fan housing is specially designed to allow
water to be drained off. The single filing section is
also designed to reduce the risk of a two can jam by the
use of a special tapering section and vibrator.