Engineered Solutions

Retracting Tails


The capability to retract a conveyor, either manually or pneumatically, can improve system flexibility. The basic design of a retracting tail is a conveyor frame that retracts or extends, typically on slides or rails.

This function can happen infrequently with low accuracy or it can reoccur every few seconds with precision. Dorner has options available for both industrial and sanitary environments.

There are a variety of applications for retractable conveyor tails. Some of the major uses include:

  • Reject for contaminated or rejected products
  • Depositing products onto another conveyor or tray. This can be done in a precise, exact layout or simply dropping product.
  • Product Routing into multiple lines.
  • Walk-Through applications where you need quick and easy access to the other side of the line.