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Conveyors

Horizontal, inclined or vertical devices powered mechanically or by gravity to move parts, assemblies, finished goods, scrap and other materials as individual pieces or as loads on top of rollers, belts or vibrating surfaces along a fixed path with specific points for loading and discharge.

Critical Thinking: How to Make Chip Removal More Efficient, Effective and Profitable

Not all conveying systems are suited for every scrap-handling application. By using the proper conveyor to quickly transfer scrap and coolant from the machine tool for separation and processing, high volume machine shops can increase part production with less downtime between jobs, create more value for their scrap, and improve revenue by recycling coolant.

Conveyors: Articles

Critical Thinking: How to Make Chip Removal More Efficient, Effective and Profitable

Not all conveying systems are suited for every scrap-handling application. By using the proper conveyor to quickly transfer scrap and coolant from the machine tool for separation and processing, high volume machine shops can increase part production with less downtime between jobs, create more value for their scrap, and improve revenue by recycling coolant.

Not all conveying systems are suited for every scrap-handling application. By using...

A New Approach to High Velocity Aluminum Destacking

Demand for stamped and formed aluminum components for vehicles has never been higher, but many shops face slower cycle times due to the difficulty of quickly destacking aluminum blanks. This new approach can significantly increase destacking speed up to 18 parts per minute with no multiple blanks – a significant productivity gain compared to the typical 12 parts per minute.

Demand for stamped and formed aluminum components for vehicles has never been...

Run Out on a Rail

The chip conveyors in this shop that manufactures railroad car components were falling apart due to jams they couldn’t handle from the bushy stringers of steel chips coming off two turning centers. What could they do? They found the answer in a unique dual-belt stacked conveyor arrangement that reduces or even eliminates jamming problems.

The chip conveyors in this shop that manufactures railroad car components were...

How to Handle Large, Stringy Balls of Chips

With Video

Take a closer look at how this conveyor system handles very gummy, stringy and entangled nests of chips that are created off several automated twin spindle CNC turning machines.

Take a closer look at how this conveyor system handles very gummy,...
Conveyors: Products

Dynamic Scrap Handling Increases Coil-Fed Laser Blanking Speed

Coil-fed laser blanking systems from LaserCoil rely on a series of dynamic profile conveyor lanes that independently adjust, reposition and automatically shed scrap to maintain a clear path for the cutting process.

Coil-fed laser blanking systems from LaserCoil rely on a series of dynamic...

Automatic Garnet Feeding Increases Waterjet Cutting Productivity

The JET-FEED Garnet Delivery System from Flexicon automatically feeds garnet directly from bulk bags to waterjet cutters to eliminate worker fatigue, potential injury, labor, spillage, dust, downtime and higher material cost associated with manually dumping heavy bags.

The JET-FEED Garnet Delivery System from Flexicon automatically feeds garnet directly from...

Movers and Shakers: Conveyors

In the dawning Age of the Smart Factory, the workhorse of the shop floor is getting sleeker, smarter, more efficient and much more flexible in moving material from one point to another in more applications than ever before.

In the dawning Age of the Smart Factory, the workhorse of the...
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