It’s Electric – Keeping Things Moving Along

By Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer   Shuttleworth has been designing material handling conveyors for a wide variety of diverse customer applications for over 55 years.  Whether glass, food, electronics, pharmaceutical or automotive components, each application process creates a unique set of demands on the rollers that convey that products along their path. When Jim Shuttleworth asked me to come up with a single plastic material for rollers capable of performing in one of the company’s most demanding electronics projects, he was searching for something that would provide the customer with a lower cost option while enabling Shuttleworth to …

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Shuttleworth’s Superstar in Paper Handling

By Klaus Daenzer, Senior Plastics R&D Engineer If you’re in the cut sheet paper industry, you’re well aware of the major issues you encounter in your line when it comes to paper shingling.  Shuttleworth’s Star Rollers in combination with Slip-Torque technology,  can help to eliminate the shingling or creeping of the bottom-most layers of paper when stacks are transported or accumulated between machines in the cut sheet paper handling process – providing non-damaging accumulation between machines. Unlike the typical round rollers that cause the bottom layers of stacked paper to shingle or creep during transport, the Star Roller’s star-shaped, anti-shingling …

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