Item No. 414

Wig-Wag Diverter

Product Description

It doesn’t take a powerful pusher to shove full drums to one side. A wig-wag diverter can do it easily when added to a powered roller conveyor. The wig-wag diverter operates like a turnstile. As a full drum passes by, it pushes the “Y” tail section which sends the diverter arm to the opposite side. A vertical bar acts as a barrier on the arm. This positions the arm to guide the next drum to the other side. The back and forth motion drives filled drums left and right onto two (not shown) accumulation lanes. Drums up to 1,000 lbs capacity can accumulate side by side at the end of the accumulation lines for fork-truck pickup.

Specialty Equipment manufactures fillers and conveyors with structural steel frames and supports welded together, making each unit a one-piece superstructure, the most rugged standard in the industry.

Description of Operation

  • Incoming filled drums enter the wig-wag diverter under power
  • The diverter arm, resting against a stop, guides the drum across the wide powered conveyor
  • As the drum passes the tail end of the diverter, it makes the arm pivot to the opposite side.
  • A tension spring assists the arm to the next pole position
  • The drum continues to convey onto a gravity roller conveyor
  • The next full drum does the same, ending up on a parallel gravity conveyor.
  • A full accumulation photo eye at the gravity lane signals the infeed conveyor to stop.

Product Specifications

  • Infeed conveyor is a chain driven live roller type
  • Diverter conveyor is a chain driven live roller type
  • A powered crossover roller assists the drum transition
  • Diverter arm has low friction UHMW bars on each side.
  • Tension spring is mounted to assist the arm return
  • Conveyors are powered by a 1/2 HP gear motor
  • Conveyors after diverter are optional, powered or gravity

Additional Equipment Available

  • Stainless steel conveyors
  • Roller & belt conveyors
  • Chain conveyors & transfers
  • Turntables & transfer cars
  • Palletized drum fillers
  • Stainless steel fillers
  • Custom handling equipment