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.Continue Reading
Stainless Steel Conveyors
What makes a conveyor suitable for food handling?
This seems like a simple enough question to answer. One might say that it is built using a stainless steel frame. But then again, it is entirely possible to build a conveyor out of stainless steel that is not suitable for use in the food industry. So that’s not the answer.
In this post we will look at the fundamentals of what a conveyor is and its basic components. We’ll also discuss what a conveyor system is, the various types of conveyors, and what universal benefits conveyors offer. Lastly, we’ll take a deep dive into how to choose the best conveyor solution. This is a more complete and in-depth review than an earlier post from 2017.
A lot of various applications require the bottom of the product to be exposed - printing, labeling or inspection. Side gripper conveyors are the conveyance of choice in this instances. These conveyors work by gentling "pinching" or compressing the sides of the product. Back in 2017 we covered side gripper conveyors in detail. To refresh yourself on this topic check out that post.
In this post we'll look at some of the advances and additional side gripper (or wedge) conveyor system that mk is now offering.Continue Reading