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Conveyors - Supports and Side Rails

Gravity roller conveyor carrying plastic tote

Some things are meant to go together, and that is true for mk’s aluminum conveyors and t-slot aluminum framing. In fact, mk’s conveyor supports and guide rails are designed and built using mk’s very own line of profile and components. And because of this, that means conveyor stands and side rails are not limited to those shown in the catalog. Continue reading to learn more about this unique mk advantage.

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mk Expands Presence in Europe

The mk Technology Group has expanded its European presence with the acquisitions of E-M-M-A GmbH and Promec Automation AG. 

E-M-M-A GmbH located in Neudorf, Austria has been renamed mk Austria GmbH

Promec Automation AG located in Lengnau, Switzerland has been renamed mk Swiss AG.

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Guarding Equipment For Conveyor Systems

If conveyors are the backbone of the modern automated manufacturing and assembly facilities, then guards are the skin. Guards keep everything safe, containing potentially hazardous robots, presses, indexers, feeders, welders, grinders, and conveyors away from human operators. They surround and protect everything.

So why take a chance and order guards separate from your conveyors? When you work with mk North America, you do not have to. Continue reading to learn about the various types of conveyor and guarding solutions that are possible.

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A Simple Guide to Conveyor Drive Types

The drive is the part of the conveyor which powers the conveyor. It can refer to the motor or the assembly which mounts the motor to the conveyor (also known as the drive assembly). In this post we will be looking at the motor mount, or drive assembly.

An end drive conveyor (left) and center drive conveyor (right). Both feature indirect drives and both units are 250 mm wide by 750 mm long.
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