Veryfine Products Plant Operations
The paper reveals a packaging operation. The empty bottles come, stacked 12 high on pallets, separated by slip sheets. A ProPal XL depalletizer from Priority One Packaging Machinery feeds the bottles into an accumulation area, where conveyor belts that vary in speed push the bottles into single file (this is called a pressure less combiner). The speed profile of these belts is preprogrammed to handle 8- and 20-ounce bottles as well as the standard Fruit20 16-ounce single-serve (although most 8-ounce bottles are filled in Berlin, N.H.). Similarly, the opening segment of the neck-rail air conveyor is height-adjustable to accommodate different sizes.