It is an orientator for plastic caps that performs sorting by means of roller brushes. In its simplest configuration, it is very well suited to low flow rates of the order of 100-300 caps/min.
The caps are loaded directly into the hopper without an elevator, and come out in a row already oriented. The format change is very simple, which is achieved by varying the brush spacing.
They are machines that use technical brushes in their production process.
Dust collectors, orientators, elevators, conveyors.
Industrial brushes are characterised by their great adaptability to surfaces, great flexibility of use and virtually unlimited variety of shapes and hardness. This is why the use of brushes in machines can be very efficient in many industrial processes.
In particular, dust collectors with brushes are more efficient than traditional non-contact dust collectors, while in the case of orientators, brushes replace other techniques (compressed air, vibration, etc.) and are able to treat workpieces with low energy consumption, gently and quietly. The small footprint is another important advantage.
It can only happen if the brush is damaged by an unforeseeable cause, such as a defective product entering the machine and getting 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 noted that the same type of brush is currently used in the pharmaceutical and food industries without any problems.
Speaking of dust collectors, they are certainly cheaper than the main competitors.
As far as orientators are concerned, they are aligned, but when looking at energy and space savings they are also more advantageous.
There is no single 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.