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.
Mutli-Conveyor has become aware that there is a growing concern of dust build-up on plastic belt conveyors. Knowing this is actually an industry wide concern, Multi-Conveyor is being proactive in taking steps to find a solution.
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) recently released data about the North American robotic industry, revealing that sales are up and proving that robots are here to stay, aiding in the efficiency and speed of the food and beverage packaging industry.