Turning Tuna Cans: Morrison’s timing screws can handle high speed applications to increase production. These tuna cans are initially coming down the line lying flat. We then use the screws to rotate the container 90 degrees before going through the cooker and eventually to packaging
Blister Pack Handling: his video shows how Morrison can handle very delicate containers. On the infeed of the system, Morrison is utilizing another power twist, where the package is controlled by the timing screw, and the package is stood up by working in conjunction with rails/guides. Once the containers are upright, a second timing screw is used to turn the blister packs 90 degrees to be properly presented to the case packer. This is a perfect example of how a Morrison unit can take multiple people off of an automation line because of how the timing screws can handle delicate containers efficiently and consistently.
Index, Feed, and Turn: Morrison’s broad range of solutions includes indexing while feeding a lug conveyor. As the container enters the screw, we turn it 90 degrees to allow for more filling heads to be utilized in the desired footprint. After the container is turned, we feed it to a lug conveyor. This example shows how we have simulated a lug conveyor without having a final production lug in our facility at the given time to best simulate performance in the field. Once the container is filled, we turn it back 90 degrees to its original orientation before exiting the screws.
Turning Lunchables: This system was an infeed to an cartoner/sleever. The beginning of the video shows a great example of how “shingle infeed” rails help create separation between square/rectangle containers. By bringing the containers into the timing screw on an angle, a natural separation is created and the timing screw has a contact point on the container in which the land of the timing screw can hit and control the containers. Once the separation is created, the containers are rotated 90 degrees due to the packaging pattern requirements. A third (overhead) timing screw then takes control of the containers so that the containers can be placed directly over the lug conveyor and dropped into the appropriate slot. Simultaneously, you will see that the juice containers are being fed down an adjacent conveyor and rotated onto their sides. As in previous videos, Morrison utilizes a power twist to maintain control of the containers throughout the entire process.
180 Turn Gable Top Containers: This system highlights how Morrison can control a square, cardboard carton. Morrison utilizes shingle infeed rails to create separation between containers and control them individually within the timing screw pocket. Once controlled in the timing screw, Morrison manipulates the pitch, root diameter, and outside diameter of the screw so that the containers rotate the required 180 degrees
90 Degree Turn, Feeding Lug Conveyor: This system is to handle TV dinner style containers. For the containers to properly travel through the sleeving machine, it is important that the containers travel wide side leading, which is considered the “hard way” when traveling down a conveyor because they naturally want to run narrow side leading. Morrison will control the containers with timing screws and manipulate the pitch, root diameter, and outside diameter to start the 90 degree turning process. Due to the dimensions of the container, it is not possible to completely turn the container in two timing screws. Morrison will start the turning process with the two infeed screws, and then the third overhead screw is designed to complete that 90 degree turn. Once the turn occurs, the top screw will hand those containers off into the flighted conveyor that feeds into the sleeving machine