High-Speed Conveyors for Packaging Lines
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. That’s why Shuttleworth, Inc., Huntington, Ind., released high-speed, chain-driven conveyors capable of reaching speeds up to 495 feet per minutewhile maintaining product stability, allowing manufacturers added versatility on their packaging lines, should they require the added conveyor speed.
Utilizing the latest controls technology of PLCs, motion control devices, servo-motors and variable-speed zoning, Shuttleworth conveyors provide gentle product handling and precise product placement, particularly for use in the food plants 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 Servo-Infeed technology for ultra-precise product infeed, such as into wrapping equipment.