MGS Machine is introducing the Vortex, a high-speed tray denester, at Pack Expo 2015 (Booth No. C-4322). The Vortex separates trays, clamshells, flanged lids, tubs and buckets from a nested stack and accurately places them, ready for filling, on a flighted or flat-belt conveyor at speeds up to 300 per minute. Featuring a single-sided cantilevered design, four-axis stepper motor system, and full washdown capability, it offers easy installation, five-minute changeovers and superior sanitation.
The Vortex is ideal for a wide range of trays for products include foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. It handles trays (square, rectangular oval, round, and pie-shaped), clamshells, lids, tubs, and buckets made of plastic, polystyrene, paperboard, and molded-fiber.
The four-axis stepper motor system offers smooth indexing motion for reliable separation and consistent placement of trays at high speeds. Featuring quick-change timing screws, the Vortex can change from one size and shape to another in less than five minutes with no tools required. The optional screw height adjustable stand further speeds product changeovers as well as installation.
The Vortex comes with a standard 30-in. (76-cm) magazine to hold nested stacks. For additional run time, an extended-capacity magazine is available as an option. The extended magazine is modular and comes in various lengths.