16) Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group
The Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) members are the Industry’s leading providers of conveyors and sortation systems. They design, fabricate and install conveyor and sortation systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. CSS prepares and distributes educational and promotional materials regarding the proper application and benefits of conveyor and sortation system solutions.
17) Cross belt sorter conveyor
Another form of the tray sorter is where the tray is replaced by a short belt conveyor section with its direction of travel orientated perpendicular to the line of travel of the main train. At the proper moment the belt stepper motor is energized propelling its load to either side and the desired takeaway lane. See also Tray sorter .
A stationary or moveable angled arm which deflects product flow access across a belt or roller conveyor to the desired location.
A device on a conveyor sortation system used to move a case/carton/piece off the main line.
Materials traveling on gravity or powered conveyor or without manual assistance.
21) Flow controller
Photo eye or similar device used to control materials discharge from upstream conveyor(s) under full line/choke conditions.
22) Fluid load
The direct loading of a trailer from a conveyor line.
23) Fork strap
Strap that links the fork openings on the base of a pallet container. Fork straps can allow the use of a container on conveyors.
24) Gravity conveyor
Conveyor on which materials are moved by gravity or by a person, as opposed to a conveyor on which materials are moved with powered belts or rollers.
25) Gravity roller conveyor
A conveyor which supports the load on a series of rollers with internal ball bearing rings mounted on axles at fixed intervals in a frame. Roller conveyors come in straight sections, curved sections and in various spur and merge sections.
26) Gravity wheel conveyor
Ideal for light duty handling requirements where the load is flat and smooth, gravity wheel conveyors support the load on a series of skate wheels mounted on a shaft in a frame. The conveyor sections can be either rigid (straight or curved) or flexible. In the latter case, the frame is actually an accordion frame capable of being expanded or curved, making it ideal for temporary applications such as the loading and unloading of over-the-road trucks.
27) Impact deflectors
A form of conveyor sortation device that utilizes a swing out arm to divert product from a conveying surface. This device does not actually contact the conveying surface, but literally impacts the side of the load bringing about a sideways change in direction to the left or right of the forward motion.
28) Impact diverters
A form of conveyor sortation device that utilizes a mechanically actuated push plate to divert a product from the conveying surface. This device does not actually contact the conveying surface, but literally impact the side of the load bringing about a sideways change in direction to the left or right of the forward motion.
29) Line shaft diverter
Roller diverters used in line shaft conveyor to sort and redirect materials along a powered conveyor line.
30) Line shaft driven roller conveyor
This form of powered conveyor consists of a rotating line shaft located under and perpendicular to the load carrying conveyor rolls. The line shaft runs parallel to the length of the conveyor. Belts or circular rubber bands connect the motor driven line shaft to the conveyor rollers thereby powering the conveyor.