Single File Bottle Conveyor offers flexible, ergonomic design.

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Suited for bottling lines with speeds of under 30,000 bottles/hr, AQ-File conveyor is used for accumulation of filled or empty containers. Unit enables accumulation by varying length of accumulation chain, while mobile carriage moves back and forth to create accumulation and advances to discharge containers. Format changeovers require minimal adjustment, and product is available in lengths from 10-50 m and with 1-3 modules in parallel, straight, or L configuration.

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AQ-FILE Conveyor: Single-File Accumulation

Sidel launches its new single-file accumulation solution: A flexible and ergonomic system for all types of applications.

The AQ-File conveyor can be used for the accumulation of a very wide range of containers, both filled and empty, regardless of the material used, particularly those with complex shapes that are not suitable for mass accumulation. It can be used on bottling lines with speeds of less than 30,000 bottles per hour, for all types of industries: wine and spirits, liquid dairy products, food, home and personal care, etc.

Simple, open design

AQ-File was developed with a simple operating principle and an open design: it is composed of a horizontal chain that winds around a wheel mounted on a mobile carriage. Accumulation is done by varying the length of the accumulation chain: the carriage moves back to create accumulation and advances to discharge the containers. AQ-File therefore operates without transfer and with just a single chain.

Optimal accessibility

The simple design of AQ-File, based on the principle for a standard single-file conveyor, offers optimal accessibility for all of its components, at chest height, in contrast with spiral or shielded solutions. It also guarantees easy, limited maintenance. In addition, AQ-File retains all of the qualities associated with singlefile accumulation: respect for container orientation and FIFO conveying (First In First Out).

Versatile and modular

Thanks to the simplicity of its operating principle, the AQ-File conveyor is perfectly suited to multi-format applications, and it handles format changeovers with minimal adjustment. Due to its variable capacity and speeds, it provides great flexibility of use in managing accumulation times as a function of production characteristics.

In terms of layout, AQ-File demonstrates the same flexibility. It can be easily integrated into all existing lines, and it interfaces with any single-file conveyor. Fully adaptable to specific requirements, it is available in lengths from 10 to 50 meters and in variable configurations: from one to three modules in parallel, in straight or L configuration.

About the Sidel Group

With more than 30,000 machines installed in 190 countries, the Sidel Group, headquartered in Switzerland, is one of the world's leaders in beverage packaging solutions: covering water, carbonated soft drinks, milk, sensitive beverages, oils, beer and alcoholic beverages. Sidel Group has production sites in 13 countries as well as sales and service offices in 30 countries. Around the world, the Group's approximately 5,000 employees provide customers with complete bottling solutions, including package design, line engineering, packaging machines and related services.

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