New First-in, First out FIFO 2-to-1 Merge Conveyor is Offered with Stainless Steel Welded Frame Design

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  • Equipped with PowerFlex 525 drives, pulse and photo-eye sensors, CompactLogix processor, servo motor controllers and VFD's
  • Features a virtual axis for measuring pocket length on the merging conveyor and generates pulse in specified inch increments of travel
  • Offered with continuous welds, stainless steel drives and drive mounts, stainless steel idle ends, washdown duty motors and reducers

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Perfectly Timed First-in, First Out (FIFO) 2-to-1 Merge Conveyor ... For Consistent Spacing!

Winneconne, WI - Multi-Conveyor ( - Multi-Conveyor recently built a super sanitary stainless steel welded, plastic belt conveyor to merge plastic wrapped bulk cheese using brand new FIFO (first-in, first-out) technology.

The beginning of the video shows the random, uneven throughput which lacked the customers requirement of 12" minimum spacing between loaves. To resolve the issue, our experienced electrical team incorporated pulse and photo-eye sensors; a CompactLogix processor, PowerFlex 525 drives; servo motor controllers and VFD's, to develop a new merge concept solution that alleviated the big gaps between product while allowing for more consistent spacing.

A virtual axis measures “pocket length” on the merging conveyor and a pulse is generated in specified inch increments of travel. A product is then released to the pulse on a FIFO (first in, first out) basis. Whichever one arrives first is released first, but to the pulse.

As the video shows, this technology allows us to have the same merge throughput running at 70% of the conveyor speed required previously. To invert that, we could merge 30% more product at the previous conveyor speed.

Key sanitary features were stainless steel welded frame design, continuous welds (ground and polished); stainless steel drives and drive mounts; stainless steel idle ends; washdown duty motors and reducers - to name a few.

About Multi-Conveyor

Multi-Conveyor is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom conveyor solutions for CPG's, End-Users, Integrators, Engineering firms, OEM's and Contract Packagers across multiple markets and industries. Specializing in conveyors that assist in packaging or material handling for nearly every industry. Multi-Conveyor excels as food conveyor sanitation experts, making 3A Dairy, WDA, FDA and BISSC compliant systems on a regular basis.. Our customers report they select Multi-Conveyor for concept/design, engineering skills, quality product, best value and prompt delivery schedules.

Multi-Conveyor excels in stainless steel and mild steel construction conveyors for table top chains, modular plastic belts, and fabric belting. We also design and provide the control devices, systems and panels with our in-house control department. All of these construction designs and technologies can be found on our website at

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Multi-Conveyor LLC

P O Box 10

Winneconne, WI 54986



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