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The Dyco model 2852 is typically used in applications running square, rectangular and round containers. This machine offers the same versatility as the model 2552 but is capable of higher speeds for square and rectangular containers. The machine operation is as follows. The operator places a bundle on the back of the machine in the slit and strip area. The operator feeds the bag into a hooked safety knife and depresses a foot pedal. The foot pedal actuates a pneumatic cylinder to which the knife is mounted, which travels across the side of the bundle, cutting one edge of the bundle open. The operator then pulls the bag from the containers opposite the knife location, stripping the bag off the bundle. Once the bag is removed from the bundles, the operator actuates the lift gate with another foot pedal. The lift gate opens and the containers travel down a mat top accumulation conveyor to the feed end of the machine. Once the containers are clear, the gate lowers and the knife returns to it’s home position. Square and rectangular containers travel down the mat top conveyor to the indexing feed end of the machine. The indexer works in conjunction with a “hold down” mechanism that holds the previous row of containers back, eliminating interference and pressure from the row being discharged. Once the hold down is in place the backer bar retracts, and the bottles are pushed out of the machine by a side mounted wiper mechanism. The wiper mechanism is driven with a variable frequency drive controlled motor and accelerates the containers onto the exit conveyor, which carries the containers single file, typically onto an accumulation conveyor to a filler. When running Round containers, bottles travel down a mat top chain and are funneled onto a table top conveyor. There is a side mounted, low backpressure, tabletop conveyor to orient the containers such that they can be discharged from the machine in a single row.
Dyco's unique hold down and pressure release mechanisms guarantee square containers maintain orientation.