Lowerator / Elevator

Our Side Grip Elevator is raising the bar in vertical transport

This device offers an effective means of elevating or lowering a variety of containers and products when space is at a premium. Some applications call for the rapid change in elevation of singulated containers. This equipment is designed to quickly change the elevation of empty and full PET, glass, cans, shells, cartons and other round and non-round containers. The product is gently, but firmly, gripped by the sides and carried through the change in elevation at speeds up to 300 fpm. Side grippers are a soft pliable material, guaranteed not to damage your container.
 

Gripper Elevator for Custom Elevation Changes
 

Gripper Elevator for Custom Elevation Changes

Simple Design, Small Footprint (Guards Not Shown)
 

Simple Design, Small Footprint (Guards Not Shown)

Anodized Aluminum Idler Wheels for High-Speed Applications
 

Anodized Aluminum Idler Wheels for High-Speed Applications

Pneumatic Idler Chain Tensioner Sensors
 

Pneumatic Idler Chain Tensioner Sensors

Soft Pliable Gripper Material for Gentle Container Handling
 

Soft Pliable Gripper Material for Gentle Container Handling

Single Handwheel Adjustment for Container Size Changeover
 

Single Handwheel Adjustment for Container Size Changeover

Solid Shaft Supported Linear Bearings Linked by Timing Chain
 

Solid Shaft Supported Linear Bearings Linked by Timing Chain

Main Benefits

  • No-tool simple, quick changeover.

  • Very small footprint allows integration into existing line layouts.

  • Can handle a variety of containers without change parts.

  • Container stability throughout elevation change.

  • Easily integrated to existing upstream/downstream equipment.

  • Frees up floor space for traffic aisles and access to equipment.

 

Main Features

Descon side grip conveyors have been designed to gently handle the most sensitive of products.

  • Single point, no-tool changeover for containers from 1.5” to 9” diameter and 13” height.

  • Dial indicators on all changeover devices for simple repeatability.

  • Single chain loop adjustment ensures parallel tracks and consistent pressure.

  • Tapered infeed and discharge for sensitive containers.

  • Integrated discharge jam switch.

 

Construction Features

Parallel tracks create consistent grip pressure. Attention to manufacturing details is paramount.

  • Welded tubular main structure in mild steel or stainless construction.

  • One-piece machined UHMW chain tracks.

  • Pneumatic chain tensioners for long service life.

  • Synchronized inverter duty gear motors.

  • Linear bearings and timing screw adjustment mechanism via single chain loop.

 

Available Options

Every application is different so our options are varied. Our machines can be configured to meet every application.

  • Machined aluminum idler disks for high-speed applications.

  • Integrated infeed and discharge conveyor stubs.

  • Stainless steel or mild steel painted construction.

  • Stand-alone NEMA 12/4X control system or integration to line control.

  • Synchronized infeed metering from air conveyor.

  • Electronic synchronization packages with peripheral equipment.

  • Centralized automatic lubrication.

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