Articles Tagged with ''conveying''

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Food-grade conveyors

 Manufactured of plastic materials and minimal stainless steel, Dynamic DynaClean food-grade conveyors have sidewalls manufactured in a blue, high-density polyethylene material.  


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Stainless steel conveyor motors

Made with a stainless steel exterior, Van der Graaf USDA-approved SSV enclosed electric drum motors have a labyrinth sealing system capable of being washed down at pressures up to 2,000psi. 


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Conveyor monitor

 Designed for dust hazard environments, the 4B Components Watchdog Elite microprocessor-controlled bucket elevator and conveyor monitor accepts a combination of signals from sensors to monitor belt alignment, belt speed, bearing temperature, head pulley alignment and plug conditions.    


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Dry Processing

Fine flour flow for noodles

Switching to a pneumatic conveying system helped a noodle maker instill safety, efficiency and energy savings into its material handling process.

 Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Noodles built a custom system that accommodates odd-shaped super sacks and feeds the product directly from the bags without the use of manual labor. 


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Backlit conveyor belt

 Featuring an internal lighting system within the frame that shines light through the conveyor’s translucent belt, the Dorner miniature 1100 Series backlit belt conveyor provides a contrast between the product and conveyor belt for visual inspection and vision system interface 


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Retroreflective light array

 Designed with retroreflective technology, the Banner PVL parts verification light array provides visibility and a wide coverage to help streamline pick-to-light and conveying processes for factory and warehouse applications. 


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Conveyor system halts brewing material handling nightmare

Use of a mechanical conveying system helped one brewer handle higher product demand.

 The brewer was able to avoid squelching higher demand by revisiting some traditional methods. 


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Calculating the ROI of pneumatic conveyers

Pneumatic conveyers can help operations engineer hazards and ergonomic inefficiencies out of process manufacturing.
Could your operation’s bottom line benefit from pneumatic conveyers by reducing workplace injuries and increasing line speed?
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Conveying system helps quadruple output for chip maker

Production no longer has to be halted when diverting product—just one of the many examples of improved efficiency.

 The most significant efficiencies have come from the installation of a new conveyor system by Walker Custom Sheet Metal. 


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Conveyor cradles

Absorbing impacts in conveyor loading zones, Martin Engineering EVO combination cradles feature steel-reinforced impact bars and adjustable wing supports to match standard trough angles of 20º, 35º or 45º.


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