We can now achieve higher conveyor speeds because of improvements we have made in wear and friction engineering.
-- Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer at Shuttleworth
(PRWEB) March 26, 2012
Shuttleworth, powered by Pro Mach, announced today a new high-speed chain-driven conveyor capable of reaching speeds up to 500 feet-per-minute (FPM) while maintaining product stability. This speed capability allows manufacturers added versatility on their packaging lines.
“Previously, our conveyor systems could only reach up to 300 feet-per-minute,” says Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer at Shuttleworth. “We can now achieve the higher speeds because of improvements we have made in wear and friction engineering, particularly with its effect on plastics - a critical component 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.”
Although most conveying systems used for end-of-line packaging operations run at less than 300 feet-per-minute, faster conveyor speeds can be utilized on straight conveyor sections for high-volume throughput of lightweight, low-profile products.
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, call 260-359-8500 or visit http://www.shuttleworth.com.
Since 1962, Shuttleworth has served as a leading designer, consultant, and manufacturer of solutions to solve whatever material handling challenge you might face. When you need a conveyor system that will accumulate, flip, stack, rotate, push, divert, or index your products between manufacturing or packaging processes, we can design and build it. Year after year, we continue to revolutionize our industry with Slip-Torque® technology and conveyor system and equipment innovations that are as unique as your product line. Shuttleworth is headquartered in Huntington, IN and also operates a manufacturing facility near Gent, Belgium and maintains a sales and engineering office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Shuttleworth is powered by Pro Mach, a Cincinnati, Ohio based 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.
For more information about Pro Mach, visit http://www.ProMachInc.com.