Handling  various types of packages including formed shells, trays and forms, and fill and seal bags and pouches, the Nercon Live Roller metering and merging conveyor “stalls” products until they are in proper sequence; it then meters and merges them without the use of clamps, stops or sophisticated controls. A downstream exciter belt drives the primary belt’s rollers in a backward spinning motion. Products float on the roller sections briefly until a rollerless chain section emerges, putting the product in forward motion traveling on an indexing pocket. Simple plow rails or powered side rails merge multiple lanes into a single file; the unit also can be configured as a multiple-lane unit with indexing pockets arranged in a staggered pattern.

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