Getting rectangular products from a mass flow into single file with the narrow edge leading at high speeds is a challenge. Picture snack cakes coming out of the oven, frozen food trays coming out of the freezer, or granola bars heading to the wrapper (or coming out of the wrapper on their way to the cartoner). In many cases, multiple pieces of equipment are used to move product from one of these processes to the next. This is not only expensive, but it takes up a lot of space.
That’s why we built our 3D Infinity Accumulator — to help processors simultaneously orient and single-file product into multiple lanes at high speeds. Plus, since it’s an accumulation table, it also provides all of the benefits of accumulation: minimizing line downtime by keeping your constraint running and, as a result, maximizing your throughput.
By combining accumulation, orientation, and single-filing into one machine, the 3D Infinity also:
- Reduces the machine footprint
- Lowers spare parts and maintenance costs
- Decreases energy consumption
These benefits combined give the 3D Infinity the best ROI available for this type of equipment.
The 3D Infinity was originally designed for the food industry, and it’s used widely for both direct food contact and non-food contact applications, including frozen food trays, packaged and unpackaged granola bars, snack cakes, and frozen burgers and sausage patties. As such, the machine is designed to meet very strict safety standards — it’s easy to clean inside and out, all interior surfaces are angled, and metal-to-metal surfaces are minimal.
But its use certainly isn’t limited to the food industry. We’ve run all kinds of products on the machine, including tubes of glue! Check out the YouTube playlist below to see the 3D Infinity in action with a wide range of products.