Also known as a "twist" style conveyor, it is typically used to change product orientation by either 90 or 180 degrees, either clockwise or counter-clockwise, to facilitate ink-jet printing, labeling, case packing or even hand pack operations.
Multi-Conveyor (multi-conveyor.com) recently built a stainless steel constructed plastic belt conveyor designed for accumulating flat or low in height product. This particular project was designed for raw foods but the concept can be used for many applications.
The food and beverage packaging industry is undergoing constant change. New developments in automation, and a continuing focus on flexibility, continue to support the advancement of manufacturing operations in the areas of efficiency, sustainability and food safety.
The European market dominates automated material handling equipment/systems purchases, accounting for 36.6% of the global share. The United States is next at 23.2%, with Japan and China logging in a collective 11.6% of total global sales.
According to the September U.S. Industrial Outlook from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), manufacturing production is expected to increase 3.2% in 2014 despite the currently sluggish economy.
Intelligrated Customer Service & Support is offering a new Rate Your Operation and Maintenance Program survey, an online assessment tool designed to help operators identify any distribution center inefficiencies and performance gaps.