It is a brush conveyor with a bristle belt.
It is designed for objects with a collar, typically preforms, but also syringes, bottles, etc. The brush provides excellent thrust, with upward or downward transport capability, and excellent friction lung.
Size changeover is very simple as it is done mechanically by adjusting the width of the conveyor channel.
These are machines that use technical brushes in their production process.
Dust collectors, orienters, elevators, conveyors.
Industrial brushes are characterized by great adaptability to surfaces, great flexibility of use, and virtually unlimited variety of shapes and hardness. Therefore, the use of brushes in machines succeeds in being very efficient in many industrial processes.
In particular, brush dust collectors are more efficient than traditional non-contact dust collectors, while in the case of orienters, brushes replace other techniques (compressed air, vibration, etc.) managing to treat parts with low energy consumption, gently and quietly. The small footprint is another important advantage.
It can happen only if the brush is damaged due to an unforeseeable cause, such as a defective product that enters the machine and gets stuck in the brush destroying it, as on the other hand can happen with any other type of part in the machine. It should be mentioned that the same type of brush is currently used in pharmaceuticals and food without any problems.
Speaking of dust collectors, they are definitely cheaper than the main competitors.
As far as the orientators are concerned, they are aligned, but when looking at energy and space savings they are also more advantageous.
There is no one answer, as this time depends on many factors, such as product speed, materials, pressure, shifts, etc. As a broad indication, it can be said that a set of brushes can last between one and two years, sometimes longer.