by / Friday, 09 November 2018 / Published in Side Grip

(Automatically) adjustable side guidings

ASG - Automatically adjustable side guidings

In today’s world where quick changeovers are the norm, the changeover of conveying lines is often still very time-consuming.
Moreover, with today’s increasing speeds, we want a line to be independent from the engineer who sets it, making life easier, and ensuring a quick changeover.
For this reason, we have developed a range of automatically adjustable side guidings.

The guidings

We have designed our guidings for blow moulding, by blow moulding technicians.

Adjustable side guidings
Furthermore, we apply the Six Sigma methodology when designing our machines over the years, which consists of 5 stages:

  1. Define
  2. Measure
  3. Analyse
  4. Improve
  5. Control

As a result, we were able to design special parts and setting techniques, focusing on quick changeover:

    Bottle-dependent part for corners on conveying lines
  • For the corners, we have developed a special bottle-dependent part set (see video below), which allows you to change them quickly.
    Corners in particular are difficult to set, especially with unstable products.
    But our bottle-dependent part approach allows you to change a curve in less than one minute!

  • Setting techniques: For example, if you have to set up a guiding, set one only, keep the other side fixed for 80 % of your products if possible. By doing so, you will save on changeover time.

Besides, on the automatic setting side, there are different possibilities for our adjustable side guidings:

  • Fully manual
  • Manual, speedsets (plastic parts which are spring loaded to allow quick changeover)
  • Manual with handwheel, to set straight sections
  • Automatic, servo controlled

For more info on conveying, you can download our technical catalogue.


Flat belt conveyor – without vacuum: CFXXXX
Flat belt conveyor – with vacuum: CV200
Chain conveyor:  CD083, CD254
Side grip conveyor: CSG


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