Easy Clean – the perfect solution for sanitary applications

Are you a manufacturer searching for the perfect solution to meet your demanding sanitary applications? Shuttleworth’s Easy Clean™ Slip-Torque conveyor is ideal for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and other applications where sanitation regulations are critical to the manufacturing process. The stainless steel conveyor is fabricated with continuous welds and innovative 45° steel strengths bends. The angled bends allow debris to fall through the conveyor surface and frame structure, rather than collect on horizontal surfaces. This design helps to eliminate where food or other contaminates can collect. All Slip-Torque® conveyors come in standard lengths in 1/2 meter increments and up to …

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Solutions for the Paper Plate Industry to Reduce Product Damage & Increase Productivity

Throughout our 55 years, we’ve worked with various customers in the paper conversion industry to help provide solutions to some of the toughest challenges.  A segment of this industry that continues to thrive is the paper plate segment. As more consumers are on the go and continue to rely on the convenience of disposable tableware, this segment remains steady.  Shuttleworth’s wide range of integrated solutions specifically designed for the paper plate industry has helped give them a competitive edge. From mass, multi-lane, and serpentine accumulation to down-and-up stacking, Shuttleworth has the solution for handling your paper plate line.  Our proven …

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The importance of lubrication maintenance for your chain drive conveyor

Product handling conveyors consist of many moving parts. Downtime for your conveyor system can be costly and can cause a lag in your production lines. Routine maintenance is essential to avoiding expensive and disruptive repairs while also provide you a better return on your investment. Effective and routine lubrication of chain drive conveyor systems is essential to not only maintaining optimum performance but also for the minimizing of power absorption, rate of wear, probability of corrosion and noise. This maintenance schedule is dependent upon application, environment, industry and conditions however it is recommended inspection every 3 months. One of the most common forms …

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The low-down on low-pressure accumulation conveyors

Accumulation conveyors are an important aspect of material handling systems, providing a buffer to hold product until downstream operations queue for available capacity to follow through to reduce product damage and jams. Think of accumulation in comparison to cars slowing down to approach a traffic light – the traffic light then queues the cars before moving forward. That’s how accumulation conveyors work.

Shuttleworth’s low-pressure accumulation conveyor detects accumulated products and adjusts in an effort to protect the integrity of the products. Our patented Slip-Torque® rollers stop turning underneath the accumulated product, minimizing the opportunity for product damage or package scuffing. The easily-adjustable buffer zones provide efficiency during product changeover – saving time and money. Because of this unique design, Shuttleworth conveyors give you the added benefit of low-pressure accumulation on every system as a standard feature.

From fragile to bulky items, low-pressure accumulation conveyors can help increase efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Low-pressure accumulation offers no contact and gentle product handling for a wide variety of industries from bakery items such as crackers, cookies and more.

To learn more about low-pressure accumulation, visit www.shuttleworth.com.

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2017 – Celebrating 55 Years of Shuttleworth!

Happy 2017!  2017 is very special to us as we celebrate 55 years in the material handling industry – that’s 55 years of dedication and expertise in providing the most innovative solutions to meet our diverse customers’ challenges. It was the vision of our founder, Jim Shuttleworth, that brought us to where we are today.  Little did he know when he purchased the machinery portion of Shuttleworth Foods in 1962 from his father, Charles Shuttleworth, that Shuttleworth would become a long-standing reputable brand in the industry. When Shuttleworth opened its doors in 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the …

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