Why do I need a spare parts kit for my conveyor system?

Conveyors face brutal conditions and environments each day with thousands of products moving throughout the line. That’s why manufacturers depend heavily on their product handling equipment to keep their operations running efficiently with little interruptions.  The costs due to unexpected equipment downtime can equate to thousands of dollars in lost opportunities. That’s why a preventative maintenance plan including spare parts is critical to ensuring minimal downtime for your production line. A good preventative maintenance plan doesn’t have to be expensive but it should consist of key spare parts for your conveying equipment.  Typically, a spare parts kit is offered or …

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What’s DASH?

DASH is the latest innovation from Shuttleworth providing dynamic accumulation for today’s manufacturers. DASH is the latest addition to Shuttleworth’s product line-up and was recently unveiled at Pack Expo 2017 – Las Vegas.   With DASH, manufacturers receive the benefits of: Continuous motion accumulation, with minimized product damage – delivering gentle product handling; Shuttleworth’s innovative and patented Slip-Torque roller technology; Servo controlled guides provide smooth lane changing without stopping product(s); and Flexible integration, scalable design based on product size and accumulation duration desired. Features include: Dynamic, on-demand accumulation FiFo – First in, First out accumulation Functionality to enhance product flow …

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Accumulation for gentle handling of automotive filters

Shuttleworth recently collaborated with an automotive parts manufacturer who sought out an accumulation system to transport their filters after they were manufactured and discharged from a curing oven. The filters being conveyed have a temperature as high as 200°F and the conveying surface needed to withstand these temperatures, as well as the ability to gently handle a bulk group of products at one time. Filters are first discharged from the curing oven in multiple rows on an extra wide conveyor containing special high-temperature rollers. As the filters cool, they are transported through a right angle transfer onto another conveyor. The …

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How does Shuttleworth keep your production line rolling?

Keeping your production line operating at peak performance is your top priority for achieving line efficiencies – which contributes to your overall profitability.  How does Shuttleworth keep your production line rolling?  It’s easy with Shuttleworth’s innovative roller technologies. Shuttleworth recognizes that each product application places a unique set of demands on the rollers that convey them along the path. With that in mind, we’ve developed specialty compounds for a variety of standard acetal and specialty rollers to structurally maintain a high strength to weight ratio based on specific product applications. Standard Acetal Cored Roller Created from FDA-compliant material, our standard slip-fit acetal roller …

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Slip-Trak – Shuttleworth’s low pressure, clean room conveyor for accumulation

Searching for an ultra-clean conveyor solution for accumulating your products within your line? Shuttleworth’s Slip-Trak offers a safe ultra clean conveyor option utilizing a custom segmented, loose-fit roller surface.  Through the use of our Slip-Torque technology, Slip-Trak allows for multi-lane, simultaneous bi-directional or reverse product flow. The open center design (or through shaft) construction maximizes process adaptability with low line pressure accumulation/stocking and process buffering. Slip-Trak can be designed to reduce surface electrostatic discharge (ESD) to less than 5 volts. It’s the perfect solution for applications such as flat glass panels, healthcare products, wafer transport, medical supplies and devices, ultra-low ESD, and harsh …

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