Like many things in life, industrial material handling often has its share of twists and turns.
Modern manufacturing, food and beverage processing, packaging, and other industries which rely on conveyors, frequently require systems capable of accommodating tight curves — sometimes as much as 90 or even 180 degrees — in order to maximize the use of floor space and overall efficiency.
But designing and building these types of curved conveyors is easier said than done. Curved conveyors present a number of engineering challenges, and some manufacturers aren’t up to the task.
Fortunately, mk North America isn’t one of them. mk North America is a conveyor system manufacturer which offers a number of 90 and 180 degree curved conveyor solutions for a variety of applications, from sorting and packaging to manufacturing, assembly, and machine building.
mk North America, Inc. is pleased to announce a new low-profile drive assembly for the GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor. This new drive assembly features an internal drive drum motor, which creates a low overall frame height. This internal drive drum motor conveyor is called the GUF-P 2000 CA. To learn more please read on.
If you’re in the market for a new belt conveyor system, you’ve got a lot to consider. One of the most important questions is what kind of belting to use. There are a number of different options when it comes to conveyor belts, and each has its own benefits for specific applications.
Some of the most common options are called modular plastic conveyor belts. As the name suggests, modular plastic conveyor belts are made with a series of several long, narrow modular plastic segments which are interlinked to form a continuous belt.
While this configuration may seem cumbersome at first, it offers a number of benefits over alternatives like standard flat belt conveyors. Keep reading to learn more.
Vacuum belt conveyors, or conveyors with a vacuum in them, are essential in today’s manufacturing environment. Vacuum conveyors can be used to hold flat parts to the belt’s surface, for elevation changes, or overhead conveying and are ideal for carrying small parts and operating at high speeds. A variety of vacuum sources can be used.