Shuttleworth Debuts System Spotlight Video Series

Shuttleworth has been designing and manufacturing custom integrated conveyor systems for decades. In fact, 2017 will actually mark our 55th anniversary.  55 years!  In that timeframe, we’ve developed a variety of diverse and innovative solutions for some challenging projects. What better way to highlight these solutions than through Shuttleworth’s System Spotlight video series! In our first System Spotlight video, we examine a system that automates product orientation, check weighing, combining, and wrapper infeeding.  This particular application relates to the baking industry with concentration in the automation of breadsticks.  Be sure to check it out and visit our YouTube page to …

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How Slip-Torque Revolutionized the Industry

When Jim Shuttleworth developed the Slip-Torque technology, he knew he was onto something huge.  The basic principle for slip-torque was to cause various products to be moved by friction between the rollers and the product being conveyed.  When products are stopped, the segmented rollers beneath them are stopped – creating low back-pressure accumulation.  As a result, jamming, scuffing, abrasion, and other product damage are avoided. Powered roller shafts covered with segmented, loose-fit rollers are the principle for Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque technology.  The coefficient of friction between the rotating shaft and the loose fit rollers determines the amount of drive force transmitted …

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What’s a collaborative conveyor?

You’re probably asking yourself, “what exactly is a collaborative conveyor?”  It’s more than just an industry buzzword when it comes to Shuttleworth’s Collaborative Conveyor.  In fact, for nearly 45 years, it’s stood the test of time here at Shuttleworth. Customers can be assured that they are in the safest of hands when choosing a Shuttleworth Collaborative Conveyor – they can literally put their hands on it and feel it for themselves.  Shuttleworth’s innovative Slip-Torque technology revolutionized the material handling industry when it was first introduced in 1972.  Slip-Torque systems provide accumulation, gentle product handling, flexible production flow and reduced product damage. …

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