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Pallet Transfer Systems

Maintaining Leading Edge in Conveyors

Leading edge conveying

In a previous post, we explored various product characteristics and how they affect conveyor selection type. One of the specific questions asked was “Does the product have a leading edge that should be maintained during conveying?” In this post we’re going to dive deeper into that question and unpack what the leading edge is and how to maintain it.

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Conveyor Modes of Operation

conveyor modes mk

Conveyors come in many different styles and configurations and they move product from place to place. Conveyors can move it on a belt, chain or roller, to name a few. They can also move product horizontally, up inclines, and vertically. Conveyors can be reciprocating or move product around corners as well. But did you also know that conveyors are responsible for HOW product is delivered? Continue reading to learn about the three main modes of conveyor operation.

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Product Characteristics and Conveyors

mk product characteristics

One of the single biggest influences on conveyor design is the product being conveyed. In this post we’ve broken down the top five product characteristics to keep in mind when selecting a conveyor type.

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What Are Timing Belt Conveyors?

Timing Belt Conveyor

Timing belt conveyors are used to precisely transport product and can help provide positive accurate product location, they are used for light and dainty parts as well as heavy and bulky parts.

Physically speaking timing belt conveyors consist of at least one timing (toothed) pulley and at least one idler pulley (often another toothed pulled) with the timing belt looping around them.

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