The Power Turning Post is a specialized assembly adapted to the midsection of a straight conveyor, which allows boxes, totes and similar products to be re-oriented automatically.
As items are moving along the conveyor, sensors read the leading and trailing edge of the item to determine if an item needs to be reoriented. As the item approaches the turning post, the post moves in front of the leading edge of the item causing it to rotate around the post. The Power Turning Post rotates an item’s alignment 90° in the direction of travel. Once the item is rotated, the post returns to the home position.
The Power Turning Posts work well in various applications related to positioning for picking, labeling, palletization, assembly and machine tending.