Since manufacturing our first conveyors in 1983, Australis have seen, used and designed hundred’s if not thousand’s of Guide Rail systems. The biggest problem with conventional Guide Rail systems is they are extremely slow to adjust. Most conventional Guide Rail systems are manual and many have multiple change-parts, meaning on long conveyor lines, the change-over time can be huge and in some cases, guide rail adjustments are limited to the number of change parts available (meaning future product changes are not easy to implement). If you have a conveyor line that is elevated, wall mounted or roof mounted then the change-over time can be a significant contributor to lost production, increased labour costs, reduced manufacturing efficiency and lost profits. Based on our extensive conveyor and line control experience, Australis has developed a new and improved Guide Rail system – the Ezy-Change™ Automatic Guide Rail System.
…the change over occurs automatically and within seconds
The newest development in the Ezy-Change™ Guide Rails is a patented, fully automated, self-adjusting guide rail system! The Ezy-Change™ Automatic Guide Rails are:
Ezy-Change™ Automatic Guide Rails are easily retro-fitted to virtually any conveyor system to achieve fully automated guide rail width adjustment for product change-overs and over long lengths of conveyor. Adjustments can be made in just seconds and will save you considerable time, reduce your labour costs for initiating change-overs and most importantly a reduction in change-over time will increase your rate of production, with more units per hour being produced on the line.
Within the Minimum and Maximum widths, the Ezy-Change Automatic Guide Rails can be adjusted in small, minute increments to achieve precise guide rail positioning to suit multiple product diameters – and the change occurs automatically and within seconds. The system can be controlled by either a PLC or via a manual push-button for in/out positions. If choosing a PLC, the control can be linked to product selection on other processing equipment such as a filler or a packer for even greater automation of the production line.
The latest Automatic Ezy-Change Guide Rails are brand new and debuted at the 2015 Auspack exhibition. Come back soon to read about a case study.
The following video demonstrates the Patented, Automatic Ezy-Change Guide Rail system on a demonstration conveyor at the Auspack 2015 tradeshow. The video shows you how easy it is to adjust the guide rails to suit multiple product types.