Conveyor System

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Manufacturer Explains its Complex Custom Conveyor System

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Topics: Conveyor System

Organizations: Multi-Conveyor

Multi-Conveyor recently built a complex, yet small footprint, custom conveyor system that uses a servo transpositor retract and two stacked servo merges to transport bags of chicken from three baggers to two case packers, with X-ray scans in the process.

Read more at Industrial Distribution

Automation Boosts Production of Masks

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Author: John Sprovieri

Topics: conveyor system, COVID-19

Organizations: Dorner Conveyors, Husco, Breathe Medical

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive surge in demand for a variety of medical devices, not the least of which are N95 respirators and other personal protective equipment. To meet that need, manufacturers worldwide are building new factories and installing new automated assembly lines. Two of those companies are Breathe Medical Manufacturing in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and Husco International Inc. in Waukesha, WI.

While designing the new facility, Warren Jones, partner at Breathe Medical, realized early on that conveyors would be needed to transport masks throughout production. Together, Dorner, Shelley and Apex designed a conveyor system to support 12 mask assembly machines. Using Dorner’s FlexMove conveyors and custom workpiece carriers, Breathe Medical will be able to transport masks from machine to machine with optimal efficiency.

Read more at Assembly Magazine

An App for Bulk Material Handling and Analysis in Cement Manufacturing

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Topics: material handling, conveyor system

Vertical: Mining, Nonmetallic Mineral

Organizations: Thermo Fisher

Cement analyzers provide real-time online elemental analysis of an entire raw material process stream using technologies like Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) and Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA) technology. These analyzers can aid in consistent stockpile quality, reduced chemistry variability, decreased kiln upsets​ and kiln fuel cost​s, extended quarry life, and minimized use of highest cost materials.

Read more at ThermoFisher Blog

Smart conveyors streamline wet wipes packaging challenges

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Author: Christian Dager

Topics: material handling, conveyor system, COVID-19

Vertical: Machinery

Organizations: Shuttleworth, ProMach

Wet wipe manufacturing automation can produce up to 500 stacks of wipes per minute, in counts ranging from 20 to 100 single-ply sheets per stack. At these high throughput levels, downstream systems for primary and secondary packaging like shrink wrappers and case packers cannot handle the volume of product flow unless it is split into multiple packaging machinery lines.

No matter how efficient shrink wrappers, labelers and case packers may be, if the wet wipes packaging line does not use conveyors adequately designed for the handling of fragile products like wet wipes, and precisely stage these products for infeed, the product quality, throughput speed and cost-efficiency of the entire production and packaging line will be compromised.

Read more at Plant Engineering