The SortPro system is the industry’s most cost effective dry cleaning solution for sorting, brushing & vacuuming, and stacking plastic layer separator sheets. It has been developed over many years in conjunction with the world’s largest beer and beverage fillers as well as the industry’s premier can manufacturers.
Features / Components
- cleaning head
- anti-static system
- vacuum system
- stacking bin
- electronic controls for automated operations
The operator places individual sheets on the conveyor to be fed into the cleaning head. The cleaning head contains brushes mounted in a vacuum chamber for cleaning the sheets on top and bottom. The anti-static system consists of two stages; the first stage prior to the cleaning head assists in debris removal; and the second stage just after the cleaning head further reduces static charges which results in increased sheet performance at the can palletizers. The vacuum has a two stage filter and collection bin where dirt and debris is deposited. After passing through the cleaning head the sheets are fed into a close tolerance stacking bin with an integrated scissor lift. As the stack of sheets builds up in the bin the scissor lift automatically indexes until the desired number of sheets is reached. When the number of sheets is reached the automatic controls lower the scissor lift so the cleaned stack of sheets can be removed. The system makes a pallet of cleaned sheets that is uniformly square and ready to be reintroduced into the can manufacturers palletizing operation without further processing.
Efficiency & Durability
The SortPro™ system is designed to run in excess of 30 sheets per minute. The actual throughput will depend on the speed of the operator. Typical operator speeds have been documented in the 20-24 sheets per minute range.
During the development stages of the system particular attention was given to the level of technical support that would commonly be available at a typical sorting center. As such the system is designed to be rugged and require very little technical expertise to maintain and operate. Furthermore, top quality, readily available components were incorporated into the system and include such manufacturers as:
- Allen-Bradley Electronic Components
- SEW Eurodrive Gear motors
- Uni Chains Conveyor Belts & Sprockets
- Donaldson-Torrit Vacuum System
- Simco Anti-Static System
When properly maintained and operated the SortPro™ system will provide years of trouble free dependable service.