Elevators & Lowerators(32 companies)
Product and package handling equipment that raises or lowers containers or product from one elevation to another before feeding them into the next operation, such as elevators used for palletizing and depalletizing bottles. Plan to purchase new conveying, feeding and handling equipment? Explore our articles to get tips.
A&E Conveyor Systems Inc.
A&E Conveyor offers several different styles of elevators and lowerators, include side grip style elevators with continuous solid lubricated UHMW chain wear tracks, spring and air-assisted chain take-up assemblies and metering spacing belts for container control. Other systems from A&E Conveyor include magnetic style systems in sanitary steel construction that can be supplied in many different configurations with various infeed/discharge styles depending on the application. Rounding out A&E’s product and package handling offerings are vacuum style, spiral style, and gravity style elevators as well as single filers and divider conveyors.
Elevation systems from AmbaFlex include the SpiralVeyor SV, an all-purpose spiral conveyor that elevates secondary packed products and cases in logistics as well as packaging such as cartons, containers, trays, bottlepacks, bags, crates and totes. It is used for multiple package handling functions ranging from elevation up to accumulation. AmbaFlex also offers similar spiral systems for elevating items such as bottles, pharmaceutical items, large items, and parcels.
Aylward Enterprises, LLC
Aylward manufactures robust bulk product elevators that supply bulk product at rates of up to 25,000 pieces per minute. Product elevators can be customized to required heights, are easy to clean, and are designed for simple integration with every type of packaging equipment.
The Tablet Elevator, available in either single or dual formats, is designed for efficiency and ergonomics. It automatically replenishes the hoppers of tablet counters, regardless of model, with product at a rate that keeps up with production requirements. Its low-profile hopper ensures that dispensing of product remains low to the ground without the need to lift heavy drums or boxes to the tablet counter hopper.
Elevating conveyors from BPI are customizable to fit the work environment and application as well as being configured to expedite workflow efficiently. Conveyor’s main structure features a 304 stainless steel construction with large lifting capacity for heavier products and high lifting capabilities for the large projects. Also features a product flow hopper for small product control and adjustable leveling feet for uneven surfaces.
Bradman Lake Group
Bradman-Lake is a manufacturer of product and packaging handling systems including automatic distribution, storage and buffer systems and cascade loaders. Bradman-Lake works with customers in industries including bakery and biscuit, chocolate and confectionery, dry foods, chilled and frozen foods, pharmaceutical, and consumer and healthcare.
CAM Packaging Systems
The CAM Singulator supplies product transfer systems, indexing conveyors and a multilane, singulator counting solution for creating mixed/assorted multipacks or single flavor packages. In production mode, users can create retail packages or create packages in e-commerce mode as required.
Chantland MHS engineers and manufactures bulk conveyors for a wide range of applications, handling product and packages from as little to 6 lbs. to as much as 300 lbs. CRB Cleat Belt Incline is a flat-cleated slider belt conveyor for transfer of larger size bulk products in incline applications. SW-Series Corrugated Sidewall is a stationary roller bed conveyor designed for gentle, continuous handling of bulk materials in various configurations from horizontal to incline (up to vertical). Other systems include the S-Series Swivel Stacker Conveyor, with a slider bed design incline conveyor that elevates bags, discharging them onto boom conveyor that pivots side-to-side. It also raises and lowers to operator height to facilitate manually stacking bags on pallets.
CLE Can Lines Engineering
Can Lines Engineering (CLE) offers a wide range of container handling systems including elevating conveyors for boxes, bottles/bans and odd-shaped containers and pallet stacking/destacking systems. Custom designed for canning lines, CLE supplies twists/fittings and cap chutes for feeding and handling empty containers to be filled.
Container Handling Systems Corporation
Container Handling Systems Corporation’s servo lane divider, featuring a heavy duty frame, can be integrated into any conveyor system. This CHSC system employs a brake system to hold containers while the servo drive shifts the lane. The servo allows quick shifting and extreme accurate alignment to the conveyor guide rails. Servo laners are custom designed to match conveyor layouts and electrical specifications. Base unit components include: infeed conveyor with drive, servo motor with a timing belt driven lane assembly, heavy duty container stop as part of lane rails, jam and back up controls, and Allen Bradley PLC control panel.
D&F Equipment Sales, Inc.
D&F supplies incline, vertical lift and elevator conveyors used in food processing and packaging applications. Products include the DFM500 radius/incline conveyor features adjustable leg inserts for ergonomics and can be custom-designed to the customer's width and length requirements.
Descon Integrated Conveyor Solutions
Descon designs and builds product and packaging handling solutions for the food and beverage industries, including a range of transfers, elevator conveyors, and side-grip elevators. Vacuum transfer and elevator conveyors support applications such as the removal of down cans from the line or other applications that involve a sudden change in elevation. In horizontal format, the system can handle down can removal and empty can coding applications. Vertical format applications include mass transport of single file but can also be custom designed to suit nearly any elevation change. Side grip elevator for vertical transport applications offers an effective means of elevating or lowering a variety of containers and products when space is at a premium. 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 the container.
DMM Packaging, Inc.
In addition to its custom conveyors and accumulation tables, DMM Packaging manufactures elevator/lowerators and transfer elevators. DMM’s elevator and lowerator is designed to move product safely and securely, and comes in customizable heights. System’s gripper belts are easily adjusted to accommodate many different product sizes. DMM’s transfer elevator raises and lowers transferred product in a small footprint; heights can be customized and flights can be changed to fit various products.
Dyco’s container handling systems elevate, lower, divide or sort containers. Product line includes side-grip elevators and lowerators.
Fallas Automation Inc.
Complementing its line of case packing equipment, Fallas Automation offers robotic handling equipment for products and packages, including handling equpiment that will divert out of spec products during case packing.
Flex-Line Automation, Inc.
Flex-Line Automation is an authorized FlexLink System builder of conveyors. Company offers custom designed FlexLink Conveyor systems to help customers move boxes, cans, cartons, bags, and more. Systems can elevate, accumulate, lowerate, flip over, and more.
FlexLink Systems, Inc
FlexLink offers incline elevator conveyors designed for single or multiple lane elevation to handle sensitive products of different sizes. FlexLink also offers conveyor functions for puck handling for small, fragile products.
Garvey supplies product and packaging handling equipment including gripper elevators and gap transporting equipment. The Gap Transporter, which when adjusted can be used for versatile applications including gap transporting, conveying, depucking, elevating, spacing, label inspecting and bottom coding. Garvey’s Gripper Elevator fits within existing conveyor lines with ease due to its minimal footprint design; it features a vulcanized gripper surface that opens or closes with a built in handwheel, from less than 1 in. to a maximum of 12 in. in separation. Custom designs for product and package handling are also available.
Integrated Packaging Systems
Integrated Packaging Systems supplies tablet elevators used in pharmaceutical filling and counting operations. Featuring a stainless steel bin and UHMW side guides that are easily removable without tools, Tablet elevator from Integrated Packaging Systems is also equipped with wide “bucket” cleats that won't trap tablets against elevator sides. Can be used with slat fillers or electronic counters.
Intralox offers the DirectDrive™ System (DDS™), a spiral technology that is a flexible, low-energy solution to increase efficiency in can-making plants that functions both single- and bidirectionally. The positive drive of the elevating and de-elevating single-directional spiral conveyor eliminates misalignment, can be used in wet can areas, and can reduce up to 90% of energy consumption. The bidirectional spiral minimizes downtime caused by product changes, absorbs unplanned downtime, features less machine idling, and protects accumulated cans better with no back pressure. Operable in various areas, including wet can, with zero slip. System enhances energy efficiency by eliminating blowers and filters and keeps cans upright during unexpected power shortages.
Kaps-All Packaging Systems Inc
The FS-B Bulk Parts Elevator from Kaps-All is designed for cap feeding operations. It can also elevate and handle similar small parts. Features include an all stainless steel chassis, hood and guards; heavy duty construction; no change parts required; and a large five (5) cubic foot capacity stainless steel hopper.
Layton Systems’ Ribbon Wall elevator conveyors are constructed in Food Grade Quality from T-304 stainless steel with the exception of selected drive components. The conveyor Dimensions are based on production specification such as width, height, length, and discharge height. The Volta belt consists of ribbon sidewalls, scooped flights with an indent on each side depending on the product specifications. Smooth homogenous non-porous surfaces prevent bacteria build-up, resulting in maximum product shelf-life and designed to prevent product sticking, considerably reducing waste.
MAC Automation Concepts
MAC Automation Concepts engineers can customize automation solutions for product and package handling equipment, including stacking machines. Company’s engineers work with customers to build prototypes and ensure they are getting the product needed.
Multi-Conveyor makes product and packaging handling equipment including elevators, lowerators, land dividers and diverters to streamline the workload from processing, bottling, filling to assembly, finishing, packing and palletizing. Elevation and lowering systems are configured to specification, and can take hold of a box, case or individual product, move it up and transport it at elevated heights over the shop floor then deposit it precisely. Conveyors can be fitted with a variety of diverters, gates, and guides activated by programmable logic controls for merging, sorting and divert conveying suited to the customer’s layout.
Nerak is a supplier of specialty conveying systems such as continuous vertical conveyors and vertical reciprocating lifts. Featured products include Nerak's line of continuous vertical conveyors (CVCs), used to elevate or lower containers, boxes, trays, packages, sacks, bags, luggage, pallets, barrels, kegs, and other articles with a solid surface between two levels, quickly and consistently at high capacity; on automatically loading platforms, in "S" or "C" configuration, on a minimum footprint.
New England Machinery
Hopper elevators from New England Machinery, Inc., includes a variety of equipment: standard hoppers, cap and small component elevators, dual cap sorter hopper elevators and lowerators. New England Machinery will design to customer specifications to allow for greater flexibility in line layout and supply.
Ryson International, Inc.
Ryson manufactures a full line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs, and a broad range of bucket elevators for conveying bulk materials. Ryson’s proprietary spiral technology including specialty spiral conveyors can be used in a variety of product and package handling applications per the customer’s unique requirements.
Sourcelink Solutions, LLC
SourceLink distributes vertical lift equipment from Qimarox, including vertical elevators and de-elevators that handle a wide range of products, sizes and speeds with a patented cam follower system. The compact design fits where the conventional spirals are not an option.
Span Tech Conveyors
Cost-effective, compact spiral elevator conveyors offer elevation change with a minimal footprint. Spiral conveyor elevators from SpanTech include the OutRunner, offering the capacity to move several product types without taking up valuable floor space. No pressure is applied to the product, so even delicate items can pass through it without damage. Elevator conveyors can be used in processing applications such as proofing, where bread dough needs to rise, or in other applications where products need to cool off or dry after being baked, washed or cooked. Other product handling systems include powered divert, laners, and much more.
TDI Packsys distributes E2M rejection and separation equipment to ensure customer products and reputation are protected. Used alone, these systems can also be used in conjunction with x-ray equipment, orientation equipment and vision inspection systems, preventing problems or hazards by dividing non-conforming containers such as those with defects, damage, inconsistent fill lines and weights, and more. Featured systems include the E2M packaging divider, which allows the diversion or distribution of one-line containers in two exit lanes. TDI Packsys also distributes E2M multistep rejection systems for containers, rejection systems for products on circulating conveyors, and push rejection systems for defective containers.
Uni Pak Corp.
Uni-Pak Corp. manufactures container elevators, lowerators and incline conveyors. Our custom conveyors are made from mild steel, 304, and 316 stainless steel. They are available in forms such as belts, chain belt, cam line cable, mat top, and many other varieties. Belts are offered as live rollers, metal chain, plastic modular, and other styles. Conveyors can feature dividers/combiners, live corner or dynamic transfer, package and container orientation devices. Variable speeds are capable of check-weighing, labeling, and metal detection.
VC999 Packaging Systems Inc.
The VC999 CO570 is designed as an affordable, automatic lane converging option for users of small and large thermoformers running fresh food packs. System takes multi-lane format matrices of thermoformed fresh food packs directly from the outfeed of a thermoformer and channels them in a controlled manner into a single lane. The first of a new generation of packaging automation systems from VC999, the CO570 incorporates new advanced control technology and is designed for easy maintenance.
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