ConveyMerge is an optional functionality layer built on top of ConveyLinx’s ZPA logic. Users can enable and configure it using EasyRoll software. ConveyMerge behaves the same as ZPA logic, but allows you to define a special Merge Zone that can have up to three upstream zones connected to it. ConveyMerge also has simple priority schemes for the multiple upstream zones as well as the ability to dynamically change those priorities on-the-fly by utilizing the Merge Line Full option. It also takes care of passing tracking information properly and has Jam Condition detection.
ConveyMerge can accommodate product merge control from one or two conveyor paths onto a single take-away conveyor path as shown:
|Merge Zone||Powered conveyor section that accepts an item from any one of the 3 possible upstream sources|
|Main Line||Term to describe the 3 in-line conveyor sections – Center Line, Merge Zone and Discharge Zone|
|Center Line||Part of Center Line that is one of three possible sources of items that can flow into the Merge Zone. This term is used in the configuration screen of EasyRoll to designate the network that serves as the trunk line that contains the Merge Zone|
|Discharge Zone||Part of the Center Line that is downstream of the Merge Zone. This conveyor section accepts the item from the Merge Zone|
|Left Line||One of the three possible conveyor sections that can discharge items into the Merge Zone|
|Right Line||One of the three possible conveyor sections that can discharge items into the Merge Zone|