Rotary tables for pharmaceutical application
Multi- Conveyor recently built two 48″ diameter 11 gauge stainless steel rotary tables for a pharmaceutical application. The table easily adapts to varying sizes and shape products showing the versatility of these systems for many applications. This particular project will be accumulating bottles from 1 to 4 inches square by 2 to 7 inches in height. The rotary tables were designed with the appropriate motor size to accommodate 250 pounds of pharmaceutical bottles on the accumulator at one time, while running from 2-5 revolutions per minute. The rotary accumulation table has one DC motor controller which is run on standard 110 volt, single phase electrical output, which can be used in most any area of the production floor without special wiring. The customer requested stationary floor supports, vs. a portable system, which is common for a rotary design, along with standard guide rails.
One of the earliest designs for accumulation or unscrambling is the rotary table. Both configurations can handle multiple container sizes and materials. The rotary design is flexible and effective. Typical diameters are 30″, 36″, 42” and 48”. Top discs are stainless steel with machined backer plates for trueness.
Rotary accumulators are usually supplied with an enclosed cabinet and variable speed controls, using either DC or VFD controllers. Infeed and discharge conveyors are recommended to be designed with a close interface for smooth transfers. A smooth edge bowl top is available for hand packing applications.