The Sentry Automatic Shell Denester is designed to receive and separate columns of stacked plastic returnable soft drink trays onto the shell washer or packer delivery conveyor. Pallet loads of the plastic "shells" are loaded onto the system, which will then automatically sequence onto the pallet lift. The system's operator will remove stacks of shells from the pallet and place them onto the Denester Infeed Conveyor. A static slide plate is provided to aid in this transfer.
As stacks of shells are removed from the pallet, the operator will raise the pallet to a comfortable working height. The Denester Infeed Conveyor advances the stacks of shells and a pneumatically-actuated pusher indexes each column into the metering chute. The Denester metering chute is equipped with a compression stop and electrically-driven belts to separate and feed the shells onto the discharge conveyor.
An Allen-Bradley Panelview Plus 1000 Series Touchscreen is provided along with a pre-wired control panel featuring a CompactLogix Programmable Controller.
The Denester metering chute is equipped with a compression stop and electrically-driven belts to separate and feed the shells onto the discharge conveyor
Customizable to fit available floor space
This system is available with varying degrees of automation depending on budget