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Introducing Our New Low Profile Wide Timing Belt Conveyor

mk North America is pleased to introduce the ZRF-P 3000 - a wide, low profile, timing belt conveyor. This conveyor completes and compliments mk's timing belt conveyor offering.

The ZRF-P 3000 is constructed using mk's 40-series aluminum extrusion and features a single t-slot per side of the frame. The timing belt conveyor frame is 40 mm tall, plus the thickness of the slider bed and belt. This low profile conveyor is able to transfer (end to end) parts 162 mm or longer. 

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CleanMove Conveyors Awarded BISSC Certification 2020

CleanMove Conveyors Awarded BISSC Certification for their Hygienic Design

For the fifth year in a row mk's CleanMove conveyors have been awarded Backing Industry Sanitation Standard Committee (BISSC) approval under ANSI/ASB/Z50.2-2015 Standard Section Number 3.0 general Principles of Design Construction and Cleaning for all Bakery Equipment, and under ANSI/ASB/Z50.2-2015 Standard Section Number 4.7

This approval specifically applies to CleanMove's plastic modular belt conveyors (with and without cleats) in the Standard, Plus and Ultra platforms.

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Introducing VersaFlex: The Ultimate Small Pallet Conveyor System

mk North America, Inc. Introduces VersaFlex Conveyors

New versatile and flexible flat top chain conveyor system featuring a modular design

Bloomfield, Conn. – Leading conveyor system designer and manufacturer, mk North America, Inc. has announced the addition of a new conveyor, VersaFlex, to its product line-up. The new flat-top chain conveyor system is intended to meet complex design needs and will replace the SBF-P 2254 conveyor line.

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What Manufacturers Can Do To Thrive In 2020

During the first two quarters of 2019, the manufacturing sector as a whole saw notable growth; however, according to J.P. Morgan’s Global Manufacturing PMI Report, the global manufacturing sector declined in September, but began to stabilize soon after.

What was the cause of this dip? With the understanding that every industry is unique, Deloitte points to muted job growth and tariff fluctuations as key factors. While it is true that fewer employees were hired in 2019 than in 2018, it’s important to remember that more manpower isn’t always a necessity in every industry; on the contrary, to thrive, it’s better to focus on acquiring and retaining talent who can help improve efficiency and output.

To off-set the fluctuating costs of supply chain models, manufacturers should look to lean manufacturing, automation, and most importantly, the needs and wants of their customers.

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mk North America Appoints New Michigan Territory Manager: Bill Dick

Bill Dick territory manager for MI for mk North America

It all began in 1992 when William (Bill) Dick was in the process of expanding his portfolio of companies he was representing as an independent manufacturers sales representative in the state of Michigan. Bill came across mk North America, Inc. (mk Automation Engineering, as it was called in 1992) in the Thomas Register. Bill had been hoping to add a conveyor manufacturer to his line, and met with the sales manager at the time. The rest as they say is history.

When Bill and I spoke he remembered fondly how small mk was back in the early 90s with “just  three or so conveyor models” – a belt conveyor, a chain conveyor and a timing belt conveyor.

Bill continued to represent mk North America through 2019, via his company AB Components.

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