Downstream Photo Eye

Monitors product flow after machine and detects back up on conveyor downstream of the machine, such as from a paused case packer. When the photocell is blocked, the PDC machine is paused. Once the jam is cleared the PDC machine will sound a tone to alert operators and the machine will automatically restart.
Benefit: prevents product back ups into the machine; allows the controlled starting and stopping of the line without jamming the machinery, reducing product damage and downtime and increasing productivity.