Guide Rail Adjustment

Easy Adjust Rails®

Septimatech Easy Adjust Rails®

Septimatech Easy Adjust Rails ® are a low cost – high value economical solution with a quick ROI and a low Total Cost of Ownership. Conveyor guide rail changeovers are repeatable, fast and easy.  Install Septimatech Easy Adjust Rails ® on your new or existing conveyor to improve changeover efficiency and create greater line flexibility to infinitely adjust guide rails for current and future product introductions.

For Customers World Wide, Easy Adjust Rails® Are:

  • Economical – Low cost high value solution
  • Sustainable – No compressed air resources
  • Maintenance free – No seals, springs, wires or supply lines subject to wear, damage or leakage
  • One-time calibration of system – no springs, seals or pressures to be maintained
  • Small foot print and light weight – adapts to tight radius curves, small to large size conveyor configuration, durable to handle boxes or any size container
  • Retrofit existing conveyor – engineered to retrofit to any existing or new conveyor systems, interchangeable when line configuration needs to change

Quantitative Benefits

  • Affordable low capital investment, less than one-year ROI (based upon average of 3 changeovers per week at 30 minutes per changeover)
  • Accurate adjustment – repeatably adjust straights and curves accurately to plus or minus 1 mm
  • Change over times reduced – adjust up to 80 feet of guide rail by 2” in 10 seconds

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Unison® Adjustable Guide Rails

Unison® Modular Flexible Guide Rail Adjustment System.

Unison® provides superior and precise container control through any configuration of straight, corner, curve section and change up to 80 feet (24 m) from one location. Infinitely adjust guide rail positions horizontally and vertically to optimum contact points on the container preventing shingling, jamming, popping up and tipping.

Unison® enhancements include:

  • Modular footprint, clean design and efficient mounting system for quick, easy installation
  • Improve bottle control with repeatable vertical and horizontal adjustment of dust covers and guide rails
  • Greater line flexibility for future line reconfiguration or adding or removing SKU’s
  • No tweaking, no adjustments, no maintenance for greater cost control
  • Complex geometry bottle guide rail changeovers made user friendly from one adjustment location

 

Unison® Mini Guide Rail System

The Unison® Mini System is engineered specifically for smaller profile containers conveyed on narrow width conveyors. No other adjustable corner solution on the market has the capability to adjust to a tight radius and maintain true curve and width dimensions with no further individual adjustment.
The miniature footprint and stroke range provides greater flexibility and control of lighter weight and smaller containers. Unison® Mini retrofits to new or existing conveyors in any line configuration and adjusts straight, curve and corner sections simultaneously. The Mini System provides the same benefits as our larger Unison® Systems—greater line flexibility, tool-less changeovers, accurate repeatable adjustment, precise container control, maximum throughput, increased up-time, low maintenance and simple intuitive operation.

The Unison® Mini provides rapid line changeover with consistent, accurate, and repeatable set-up. From straight sections to curves to tight-radius corners, the Unison® Mini System adjusts all sections from one location without pneumatics. Using dial indicator readings guide rail change is precise, repeatable, consistent and eliminates fine-tuning.

Whether your containers are large or small in profile, you will find the right Guide Rail Adjustment System with Unison® Mini.

Benefits:

  • Guide rails adjust in seconds without pneumatics
  • Repeatable, consistent, precise guide rail changeovers using dial indicator readings, eliminating guess work and operator variations
  • Single point adjustment of conveyor guide rails including corners, curves, and straights eliminates the need to adjust the guide rails at every vertical support
  • Tool-less and no tweaking
  • Top and bottom rails can be adjusted independently for greater container control
  • Simple operation significantly frees up skilled labor for other production requirements

Unison® Vertical and Horizontal Guide Rail Adjustment

Unison® Vertical and Horizontal Guide Rail Adjustment System provides the ultimate in line flexibility and container control performance.

Components include multiple rails for precise top, bottom, and midpoint container control. The system adjusts vertically to various heights for optimum control of challenging containers and horizontally for varying widths.

Unison® Vertical and Horizontal Guide Rail is the ideal solution for Customers with multiple container sizes or shapes that want to simplify line management and operations to save time, labor, and costs.

Benefits:

  • Shingling, tipping, and other production slow-downs are eliminated
  • Height and width can be adjusted simultaneously or independently
  • All adjustments are consistent, accurate, and repeatable for predictable line performance and container control in every change

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Automated Guide Rail Adjustment

Automated Guide Rail Adjustment Systems increase efficiency in changeovers and provide transparency of Overall Equipment Efficiency at your fingertips.

Automated Guide Rail Adjustment System is the ultimate Guide Rail Adjustment feature, freeing up operators and their time for other production areas. In a time-sensitive world Customers routinely stress the need for greater line efficiency, reduced changeover time, less downtime, elimination of operator error in setup, and systems that will reduce operator interference to adjust while running production.

This Human-Machine Interface presents instant information to an operator about the state of their packaging line during setup and run time. The Automated Guide Rail Adjustment System is easy to program when introducing new containers and removing containers is no longer required. Automation Systems can be stand-alone or directly interfaced into existing electrical control panels.

Benefits:

  • System changes over in seconds
  • Automation Systems can adapt and retrofit to existing Unison® mechanical systems
  • Simply mounts onto Unison® Adjuster
  • System operates in a wash-down environment NEMA 4X or IP65
  • System can operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for 52 weeks
  • Torque of 3 Nm minimum to 6Nm for your specific application. Speeds of 50 RPM or less
  • Automation requirements accommodate any specific requirements for sensing, homing, power down/up, production interferences
  • CE compliant

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Unison® Automation

A Customer with a non-adjustable guide rail system wanted to fully automate changeover of its guide rails to reduce downtime, eliminate set up variables created by different operators, and improve safety. They also wanted to improve throughput and eliminate container scuffling, shingling, and tipping which slowed production and caused product damage.

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Unison® Models & Customer Support

Septimatech provides full-service sales, service, engineering and customer support backed by a commitment to help Customers achieve maximum value and performance from their packaging lines. Unison® systems are available as standard, pre-made components or as a custom solution for unique, difficult packaging challenges. Septimatech supports all generations of Unison® and customer specific configurations. All Unison® products are backed by industry leading guarantees against component failure.