Blower Upgrade on Woodward’s Pile Turners and Jogger Aerators

Over 60 years ago, Woodward invented the pile turner and the jogger aerator and now they are in use all over the world:

What Are Pile Turners and Jogger Aerators?

Pile turners and jogger aerators are both pieces of equipment used in the printing and packaging industry. The pile turner machine is generally used by these companies in order to print on both sides of the material or to swap out older pallets for newer ones.

The jogger aerator, in addition to flipping loads like a pile turner, blows a steady flow of air through the material to be printed and vibrates the sheets. The air and vibration combined work to remove all static buildup, dust etc. within the load and during this process the jogger aerator creates a smooth gripper edge to prevent any bottleneck occurring at the next steps in the production line.

 

The Woodward P-Series 6080

The Woodward P-Series 6080 jogger aerator is the heaviest of this type of machine on the market. Recently, Woodward upgraded the P6080 to feature a more powerful blower than they have ever used to ensure that the machine can effectively jog and aerate material up to 80 inches long (provided the sheets are at least .055” thick). An additional “air volume control” option is available on this model which allows users to modify and adjust the machine’s air volume lower for when they are aerating smaller sized materials or smaller loads.

 

About Woodward

All of Woodward’s pile turners and jogger aerators are manufactured in the US to the highest standards using only the very best parts and materials. They are durable, efficient, simple to use and, if maintained properly, should give years of trouble-free operation. There are many such machines in operation that over 40 years old. In addition to manufacturing these machines, Woodward provides reliable customer service on every machine it sells and keeps a large inventory of any part that might need to be replaced. Also, all machinery they manufacture comes with a 5 -year warranty on structure and frame, as well as 1 year on parts.

 

Return on Investment

Woodward’s customers that are manually flipping and aligning loads typically find that these machines will pay for themselves either by significantly increasing the number of loads processed per shift or by reducing the number of employees needed to provide this function.

 

Automation

In addition to the standard manual processing, customers have the option when purchasing a machine to have them be fully automated such that once the machine is loaded it will operate by itself with a touch of a button on a digital screen. The screen keeps the operator informed at all times as to where the machine is in the jogging process.   

 

Need Help from The Experts?

If you need help from the experts at Woodward, give them a call between 8.30am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday at 201-933-6800. Alternatively, you can email them at [email protected].