Shuttleworth Releases High-Speed Conveyors for Packaging Lines

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New conveyor capability can reach up to 500 feet-per-minute.

Although most conveying systems used for end-of-line packaging operations run at less than 300 feet-per-minute, faster conveyor speeds could sometimes be utilized on straight conveyor sections for high-volume throughput of lightweight, low-profile products. Shuttleworth, powered by Pro Mach, which provides specialty conveyor systems for packaging lines, has now released high-speed chain-driven conveyors capable of reaching speeds up to 500 FPM while maintaining product stability – a 67 percent speed increase. This allows manufacturers some added versatility on their packaging lines, if they require the added conveyor speed.

“Previously, our conveyor systems could reach up to 300 feet-per-minute,” says Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer at Shuttleworth. “We can now achieve the higher speeds, in part, because of improvements we have made in wear and friction engineering, particularly with its effect on plastic components which are critical components to longevity in conveyor operation. Faster speeds produce higher force vectors, which can increase wear on conveyor components. We have worked out how to greatly minimize these factors.”

Utilizing the latest controls technology of PLCs, motion control devices, servo-motors and variable-speed zoning, Shuttleworth conveyors are known for providing gentle product handling and precise product placement, particularly for use in the food, pharmaceutical, electronics, printing and solar industries where these criteria are critical.

The high-speed conveyors can also be integrated with the company’s patented Slip-Torque® low-line backpressure technology for handling delicate products, and its and Servo-Infeed® technology for ultra-precise product infeed, such as into wrapping and cartoning equipment.

For more information on Shuttleworth integrated product handling and conveyor solutions, contact Shuttleworth at: 260.359.8500, inc(at)shuttleworth(dot)com, http://www.shuttleworth.com.

About Shuttleworth

Since 1962, Shuttleworth® has served as a leading designer, consultant and manufacturer of product handling conveyor automation worldwide. As a conveyor solutions provider, Shuttleworth specializes in accumulation conveyors, product diverters, multi-lane conveyors, servo-controlled machine in-feeds, and high-speed sorters and combiners. Shuttleworth leads the industry in gentle product handling using its unique Slip-Torque® technology. Shuttleworth, LLC, is located in Huntington, Indiana. Shuttleworth also operates a manufacturing facility near Gent, Belgium and maintains a sales and engineering office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. http://www.shuttleworth.com

About Pro Mach

Pro Mach, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Through three business units and related divisions, Pro Mach provides equipment, training, installation, and parts in primary packaging, end-of-line packaging, and identification and tracking. http://www.ProMachInc.com

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