Water Tank with Sorting Table
The purpose of the water tank-elevator-sorting table machine is to feed and transport products from their storage containers (pallet boxes) to the processing line. The machine consists of the following:
- The special forklift pickup forks, the purpose of which is submerge the packaging into the tank.
- The water pump, which fills the tank with water, and regulates it’s flow & circulation.
- The tank, the purpose of which is to store water.
- The elevator.
- The sorting table.
- The elevator/sorting table motor, which regulates their motion.
Τhe purpose of the machine is fulfilled by the following procedure:
- Initially, the product pallet box is submerged into the water tank, where the products are released due to buoyancy and float on the surface of the water.
- The products, due to the circulation of water in the tank, are pushed towards the elevator, which is installed on the side of the tank.
- Then, the products latch onto the rollers of the elevator which, with their rotational and translational motion, trap and transport them from the tank to the sorting table.
- Finally, at the sorting table, staff performs manual visual control, inspection and sorting/removal of the products deemed unsuitable for further processing.