Once the stud or track exits the mill it is transferred onto the infeed slide, where it will travel down the slope to the base of the two (2) incline conveyors. The incline conveyors will be mounted on a floor track that will accommodate the positioning of said conveyors to accommodate various stud lengths. Both incline conveyors will be controlled by a single variable speed controller. Each conveyor will also have a floor mounted wire way cat-track to allow conveyor movement.
The stud will then be transferred onto the stack table where an operator will manually nest the studs for stacking. Once this operator has created a “mini-bundle” on the stack table, the opera- tor will pull the completed mini-bundle onto the takeaway conveyor, where it will be conveyed to the strapping process.