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Automate 2019 - Exciting News

mk North America is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Automate 2019, April 08-11 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. 

mk is prepared to launch an all new option for the VersaMove pallet-handling line of conveyor systems at Automate this year. This expansion of the VersaMove line will bring numerous benefits to the customer, their employees and the environment. 

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Industry 4.0: Humans and Machines Working Together

human and machine conveyors

Innovation in manufacturing has been happening since the first industrial revolution. Since then, we’ve watched many advances transform how facilities operate. From automation, to lean manufacturing and now Internet-connected machines (IIoT) – there’s still so much progress ahead.

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How Conveyor Manufacturers Assist the Battery & Fuel Cell Industry

Battery Conveyors

Batteries are a leading source of energy today powering tools, vehicles, electronics and even our homes. As the market demand increases for battery solutions, manufacturers must adapt to increase production while improving quality. 

Conveyors play a key role in the battery manufacturing industry as they offer the solutions necessary to carry and guide batteries for the lifecycle of their manufacturing process.

Here’s a closer look at some of the ways conveyor manufacturers are providing benefit to the battery industry so it can successfully meet market demands.

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How to Choose the Right Conveyor Manufacturer for Your Packaging Business

US Conveyor Manufacturer

In a world that thrives on commerce, it’s more important than ever for retailers and packaging companies to work together to deliver the best possible products in a speedy and economical manner. While these elements are key to surviving the highly competitive space, businesses can’t maximize efficiencies and improve output without the right equipment in place.

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Kevin Doughney - Reflecting on 25 Years at mk

Kevin Doughney, mk North America

In 1993 Kevin Doughney had years of experience working as a machinist for Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies, and was looking to make a change to a smaller company. In the late fall of that year he met with a man named Andreas Tietje, who started the North American division of Maschinenbau Kitz just five years earlier, mk Automation Engineering. On December 5, 1993 Kevin became the fifth employee at mk. The rest they say is history. I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Kevin about the changes he has seen not only in mk, but within the industry as a whole.

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