In conveyor applications, transferring a carton at a right angle from one conveyor to another often requires special lifting and lowering mechanisms. In certain applications, one conveyor can simply drive its carton off of its downstream zone directly onto the upstream zone of another conveyor that is perpendicularly oriented. This type configuration is commonly defined as a T-Zone arrangement. ConveyLinx contains the logic to control a T-Zone arrangement without requiring any external control interface or programming.

The T-Zone Accept Time is the amount of time between the leading edge of the Accepting Zone’s Sensor becoming blocked and the starting of the Accepting Zone’s motor. This time delay allows the Sending Zone enought time to fully transfer the item into the Accepting Zone.

T-Zone Between 2 Separate Modules

T-Zone on a Single Module

Enter the value and click the Set button. In this example we entered 1.5 seconds. Whether to change the Upstream Zone or Downstream Zone value on the main screen is dependent upon which zone is the accepting zone