Shuttleworth Announces New High-Speed Conveyor for Packaging LinesMar 26, 2012
New conveyor capability can reach up to 500 feet-per-minute
Shuttleworth, powered by ProMach, 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 www.shuttleworth.com.
From automotive and electronics, to paper conversion and pharmaceuticals, to food and personal care markets and beyond, Shuttleworth builds custom handling solutions with low back pressure ingenuity to gently transport product along the production line while accumulating, diverting, sorting, rotating, stacking or moving product in a variety of other ways in the process. Shuttleworth utilizes engineering creativity and a suite of roller surface technologies to help customers around the globe maximize their efficiency no matter the application need or product being handled. Shuttleworth is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Handling & Sterilizing business line, Shuttleworth helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Shuttleworth at www.Shuttleworth.com and more about ProMach at www.ProMachBuilt.com.
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