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Conovey was approached by JMP Solutions, one of our trusted partners, with a unique application. JMP loves to solve tough problems for customers and improve people’s lives. Their team helps people, plants, facilities and equipment run safer, with better efficiency, improved quality and at a lower cost. JMP asked us if we could re-orient a variety of finished package cases in preparation for their robotic palletizing process. Part of the challenge was to develop a reliable, sanitary solution in a small footprint with maximum orientation flexibility and fully automatic controls. JMP knew that Conovey has extensive experience with Intralox ARB (Activated Roller Ball) technology and felt this technology could help them meet their need. Moreover, since JMP had already purchased over 100 conveyors destined for Tyson Foods, they trusted that Conovey could deliver. The Conovey team developed an eloquent solution using an Intralox S400 45 Degree Passive chain solution riding on a high friction bed with two pneumatically operated pop-out rollers. Activation of pop-out side rollers would be used to let the case run straight through, re-orient from wide side to narrow side, rotate case one turn or rotate case two turns. The end result packs a big punch in a small footprint!