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Flat Belt Conveyor

Creative Product Transfer Using Conveyor Systems

Transferring products on and off of conveyors, between conveyors, and between conveyors and various other pieces of equipment and processes is one of the timeless challenges of material handling.

Traditional thought centers around the concept of transferring products off the end of the conveyor and onto whatever the next process may be. However, it is possible to transfer off the side of conveyor. 

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mk North America's Guide to Belt Conveyor Types

flat belt conveyor carrying boxes

Belt conveyor systems are some of the most universally used and recognized machines in any industrial setting. Belt conveyors are used for transporting good and materials, for automating assembly and processing, for shipping and packing, and much more.

There are a number of reasons why belt conveyors are so ubiquitous, but among the most important is their versatility. Different conveyor belting options, configurations, and other specifications can be combined and customized to accommodate a variety of needs and applications.

Interested in learning more about different belt conveyor types? Take a look at our guide below to get more information about belting types, configurations, uses, and more.

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A Closer Look at the GUF-P 2000 Belt Conveyor from mk North America

Customization. Durable. High Quality. Quick Delivery.

These are all perfect descriptors for the GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor line from mk North America.

The Benefits of GUF-P Flat Belt Conveyors

Flat belt conveyors like the GUF-P 2000 are used in a variety of industries. They are the predominate conveyor for moving parts from A to B; but they can be much more than that. For example, GUF-P 2000 conveyors can be outfitted with cleats to space boxes for packaging operations in print and pharmaceutical industries.  The conveyors can be mounted to bases and pull products out of presses in the metal working or plastics industries. Machine builders can use them for a variety of purposes including elevating product into a bowl feeder.

In more custom applications, these conveyors can be equipped with LED light panels to create backlight conveyors. They popular in many industries and used specifically when an enhanced contrast between the part and the belt is required.  This contrast is used with both vision system interfaces and human visual identification.  The GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor can also be configured as a vacuum conveyor which are ideal for transporting product that needs to be held tight and fast to the belt or for conveying from above. When belt conveyors are mounted on their sides and run in parallel a set can be side gripper conveyors or “hugger” belts.

With so many great features it’s no wonder that the GUF-P 2000 is mks #1 selling conveyor! Because of this, mk is able to offer competitive pricing and lead-times. Some GUF-P 2000 conveyors are able to ship in less than one week; whereas more complex and customized units require a minimum of 15 business days. Most models ship within six to eight days of order placement.

Configuration Options are Endless

The GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor is the most popular conveyor sold by mk. With nine different drive options, six different idler options, three standard motors options, and dozens of standard side rail and support options – there are nearly limitless ways to configure a GUF-P 2000 conveyor. End drives and mid drives are available, as well as standard idlers and nose bars for small product transfers. Need a flush idler assembly to fit into your machine? Not a problem with the GUF-P 2000. Side mount drives and overhead drives are also very popular.

GUF=P 2000 Belt Conveyor with Optional Lift Gate

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Flat Belt vs. Modular Plastic Conveyors

If you’re looking for a conveyor system for an industrial material handling application, you may be a bit daunted by all the different options you have available. Belts, chains, rollers, and more are all available, each with their own specific strengths and ideal uses. But how do you know which conveyor is right for you?

Modular Plastic and Flat Belt Conveyor systems

Two of the most widely-used and versatile conveyor systems are flat belt conveyors and modular plastic belt conveyors. For many average applications, one of these may well be your best option. Let’s take a look at the defining characteristics and advantages of each.

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QuickDesigner Conveyor Configurator

Introducing mk North America's New Conveyor Configurator

This tool, Quick Designer, has been replaced with mk CAD360. Try CAD360 today!

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