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Vertical Cap Conveyor Designed Using Plastic Modular Belts

Problem Identified

Unique Vertical Conveying Requirement

Johnson-VBC, a packaging machinery company based out of Brooklyn, New York needed a unique conveyor solution that would conveyor plastic parts vertically, across a wide width. The parts needed to be discharged off the side of the conveyor frame.

mk North America's Custom Solution

How mk Modified a Standard Conveyor for a Custom Conveyor Application

A low profile solution was required, as well as a conveyor that had a 90° bend. Due to the product transferring to the packaging station at the discharge the drive could not be located at the infeed in. These additional design constraints lead mk to develop a custom plastic modular belt conveyor. By going with a custom design mk was able to get away from the 80 mm deep profile normally used on the KFM-P 2020; and was able to use a lower depth profile. The conveyor also featured a mid-drive assembly, freeing up the conveyor ends to mate up with other processes. Adjustable side rails were used in order to accommodate all of the various bottle sizes. The discharge also includes interchangeable curves for accommodating the various bottle sizes and sampling. The frame and enclosure, including a hinged cover, were built using mk's 40 series profile. This allowed for easy integration of the soundproofing mats. The discharge chute was constructed out of stainless steel. Lastly, in order to help keep the unit easy-to-clean and dust out of the t-slots all of the available t-slots were capped off with mk's closure strips

Customer Benefits

  • Customized solution based on the customer's specifications
  • A single solution to meet all of the customer's needs
  • Easy change over between bottle sizes
  • Soundproofed conveyor for use in quiet production area
  • An easy-to-clean conveyor system with quick access to the various surfaces