SOFT DROP System for PET preforms storage

SOFT DROP System for PET preforms storage

Since 1991, MB Conveyors has produced a very efficient system to eliminate damage caused to PET preforms during storage inside the container.
The operating principle of the Soft Drop: the moulding cycle is received from the IMM and conveyed by means of a CPT conveyor to the PA conveyor/distributor installed for the programmed filling of hoppers/lowerators.
When the loading phase ends, the hopper descends into the storage container and, using an ultrasound sensor, releases the preforms at a minimum predefined height. This release height remains constant throughout the container filling phase. When the first container is filled, filling of the second container begins, while an acoustic-visual alarm warns the operator that the filled container must be replaced with an empty one.