PERFORMANCE, PACKAGED

Shuttleworth Releases High-Speed Conveyors for Packaging Lines

Oct 17, 2012

Huntington, IN — Although most conveying systems used for end-of-line packaging operations run at less than 300 feet-per-minute, faster conveyor speeds could sometimes be utilized on straight conveyor sections for high-volume throughput of lightweight, low-profile products. Shuttleworth, powered by ProMach, which provides specialty conveyor systems for packaging lines, has now released high-speed chain-driven conveyors capable of reaching speeds up to 500 FPM while maintaining product stability – a 67 percent speed increase. This allows manufacturers some added versatility on their packaging lines, if they require the added conveyor speed.

“Previously, our conveyor systems could reach up to 300 feet-per-minute,” says Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer at Shuttleworth. “We can now achieve the higher speeds, in part, because of improvements we have made in wear and friction engineering, particularly with its effect on plastic components which are critical components 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.”

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, contact Shuttleworth at: 260.359.8500, inc@shuttleworth.com, www.shuttleworth.com.

About ProMach

ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging and processing solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire production line: filling, bottling and capping, decorative labeling, flexibles and trays, pharma, handling and sterilizing, labeling and coding, and robotics and end of line. ProMach also provides systems and integration including turnkey solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize production line design and deliver maximum uptime.

ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging and processing solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.