PAD PLACER MARK II
A conveyor mounted, servo motor driven, microprocessor controlled system to cut absorbent
pads to a predetermined length from continuous rolls of padding material or rolls of pouch
type pads and place the cut pads into poultry packaging trays prepositioned on a conveyor.
With pouch type pad material there is an option to feed one, two or three
pouches per cut.
The PAD PLACER operates in conjunction with the DENESTER. The
DENESTER is a pneumatically
actuated tray feeding device to drop trays onto the customer's product conveyor. It is
adjustable in both axes to accommodate a wide range of tray sizes.
The PAD PLACER is constructed entirely of stainless steel with NEMA 4X
(IP-67) electrical to withstand direct high pressure washdown with water and corrosive sterilants.
The pad cutting and placing unit is hinge mounted to the conveyor and is tipped up to
allow easy access for washing of the interior of the machine.
The PAD PLACER consists of two unwind spindles to mount rolls of
pad stock to be unwound by the servo motor driven pad feed rolls, a servo motor driven
cut off knife assembly to cut the padding material to a preset length, and a speed and
position matching control system to position the pads in the packaging trays on the
customer’s flighted conveyor. Position and speed matching to the conveyor is provided
by an ENCODER driven by the conveyor shaft.