Company: Douglas Machine Inc., Alexandria, MN


Equipment Snapshot: Douglas Machine has introduced SmartSelect, an automatic changeover feature for multi-lane infeed conveyors and infeed rails. Independent rail positioning provides for fixed-side, center-adjust and variable width positioning of multiple lanes. Benefits of SmartSelect, according to the company, include improved ergonomics, changeover time reduction and repeatability. The rail positions are recipe-driven and locked in place to +/- 1/32 inch, with enough holding force to withstand high product pressure.