Conveyors & Sortation

High Duty Cycle Lift Tables Offer Extended Time Between Maintenance

September 9, 2022

For applications that require frequent cycling (lifting and lowering) of lift tables, Southworth offers high duty cycle packages that increase recommended maintenance intervals from 50,000 cycles to 200,000 cycles. The dramatic increase in cycles is attributed to upgraded components including more rugged and durable wear parts. In addition to better accommodating higher cycles, these components…

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MHS Joins Two Conveyor Industry Groups to Help Address E-Commerce, Parcel Market Demands

June 17, 2022

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces its membership in the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) and the Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) group of MHI. The memberships are the next step in the company’s moves to advance the segment after expanding its equipment portfolio with the acquisition of the TGW…

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iDrive2 Mag-Drive Motor Saves Energy While Boosting Sanitary Attributes to Dorner’s AquaPruf Sanitary Conveyor

June 3, 2022

For customers looking to reduce their sanitary conveyor system’s power consumption by as much as 55 percent, the new iDrive2 permanent magnet motor for Dorner’s AquaPruf conveyor is a great option. Supplied by OneMotion, a packaging automation products OEM and trusted Dorner partner, the permanent magnet motor uses less energy to run at higher speeds…

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Signode Launches New Automation Solutions at MODEX

April 12, 2022

Signode, the leading global manufacturer of a broad range of automated packaging equipment, tools, consumables, packaging automation, and warehouse automation solutions, will present a wide array of new automation advancements from Booth 2013 at MODEX (Atlanta, Georgia World Congress Center, March 28-31). Signode’s approach delivers optimal outcomes for its customers, protecting and optimizing their automation…

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Gorbel Announces New Tractor Drive for Motorized Movement

March 30, 2022

Gorbel® announces a new tractor drive for motorized movement of its cranes. The drive delivers industry leading power and performance while being a fraction of the size of other mass produced tractor drives on the market. For both new and existing Work Station Cranes, this newly designed tractor drive by Gorbel provides precise motorized movement.…

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Fit into Tight Spaces with Dorner’s New AquaGard LP (Low Profile) Sanitary Conveyor

March 10, 2022

Dorner’s new AquaGard LP conveyor is designed to fit in tight spaces, making it the ideal sanitary conveyor for dry or wipedown applications within the packaging, pharmaceutical, confectionary, bakery and other packaged food industries. The AquaGard LP (low profile) is the latest reiteration in the AquaGard sanitary conveyor platform. This updated version features a low-profile…

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Conveyors: Moving at the Speed of Light

March 1, 2022

The conveyors of today and tomorrow are fast and efficient. Contributed by: Conveyors & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group In the material handling world, you would be hard-pressed to find a niche that has not felt the profound effects of the pandemic. From the way distribution centers manage operations to turnaround times, to the equipment…

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New Creform Wide Flow Rack for Lineside Flexibility and Efficiency

February 1, 2022

Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling has designed and produced a wide mobile flow rack for lineside use for a large automotive assembly plant. The assembly plant uses this rack to help flow production parts to the line and for its flexibility and reusability. The rack is built utilizing Creform’s 28-millimeter…

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Dorner’s AquaPruf Ultimate Conveyor Platform Earns 3-A Certification

January 26, 2022

Dorner’s AquaPruf Ultimate conveyor is now 3-A certified. Evaluating equipment for 3-A certification is performed by an objective, independent third-party verification inspection to ensure that the AquaPruf Ultimate conveyor has successfully met the requirements of the 3-A sanitary standard in the design and fabrication of equipment used in food processing. Helping to achieve 3-A certification were…

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ASME B20.1-2021 – Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment

January 4, 2022

“Until the ANSI/ASME B20.1 code for conveying devices was established, material conveying devices were held to the same ANSI/ASME A17 code requirements as passenger elevators. This made it nearly impossible for inclined and vertical reciprocating conveyor manufacturers to meet code standards and provide a competitively priced product. PFlow worked with state and local officials for…

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