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Bimba Offers Automated Solutions for Conveyor Rail Adjustments

Posted by Mark Howe on March 3, 2014 03:49 PM

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Many companies run multiple sizes of products on one conveyor line. To accomplish this, someone must walk the entire length of the line and manually adjust the guide rails to accommodate the different sized packages. This is often done between shifts, due to the amount of time it takes, which depends on the length of the conveyor. Companies with long conveyor lines are looking for an automated solution that reduces changeover time and costs.


Bimba now offers a solution to this problem using either the OLE electric actuator or pneumatic stepper cylinder. Both cylinders can extend a predetermined distance in incremental movements, then retract the full stroke length. If you are already using air and have existing plumbing, the low cost, pneumatic solution is an option. If you have a new application and want the ability to save multiple configurations for quick changeovers on the fly, then the electric solution with higher position resolution is an option.

The ability to adjust guide rails remotely eliminates the time consuming manual process, reducing changeover times and increasing productivity. What may take you hours to complete now, can be done in seconds using these custom solutions.


  • Significant reduction in changeover time
  • Increase production
  • Automates a manual process

Other Applications

  • Packaging
  • Bottleing
  • Filling
  • Dispensing
  • Stacking
  • Feeding


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Topics: air cylinder, bimba, automation