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Diverters and Gates

Diverters can be used to sort and merge rigid and non-rigid products in your conveying line. Contact us to learn more about how we can integrate these into your material handling and automation systems.

SpanTech Powered Divert Conveyor
Dorner Diverters and Gates

We engineer solutions for diverting for all product types – fragile or solid. Effective diverters can be essential to the continuous flow on your production or distribution line.

Alleviate accumulation issues with a Powered Divert, an ideal solution for non-rigid and bagged products.

The powered divert sorting and merging option is especially useful for non-rigid items, such as bagged product. It is also valuable for applications with a limited conveyor length, specifically where a standard, stationary divert rail (with a lesser angle of deflection) would be too long to fit within the available space. The powered divert helps the product continue moving forward, alleviating accumulation issues. The powered divert is a small conveyor (Minilink or Multispan) turned at a 90° angle and suspended above the horizontal chain.


  • Helps push the product across the horizontal chain
  • Usually powered by a WA20 or WA30 gearmotor
  • Product must be large enough to avoid falling between the two parallel conveyors


  • Food Production
  • Packaging
  • Ecommerce

Control Product Flow

Controlling the continuous flow of products through the line is critical to maintain efficiency. Product flow is achieved using a variety of methods and components depending upon the product, flow path and equipment with which to interface.

Product can be diverted using static guides and plows or dynamic gates and paddles.

  • Changes product direction to single or multiple locations
  • Often used to meter flow to specific areas or to separate products based on certain attributes
  • Control via proximity switches, photo eyes and counters is typical
  • Motion can be achieved via pneumatic or electric components