Hands-On Conveyor Technology

Safety is one of the biggest concerns within today’s manufacturing facilities.  Safe machinery equipment operation is one of the top priorities within plants and one which management takes seriously.  That’s where Shuttleworth’s Slip-Torque® roller technology comes in. The Slip-Torque conveyor technology has evolved throughout our 55 years of practical applications in numerous industries. It’s based on polished stainless steel shafts individually powered by flexible belts on a line shaft or by a continuous chain. These stainless steel shafts are covered with segmented, loose-fit rollers, which become the conveyor surface. It’s the weight of the product being conveyed combined with the …

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Tips on Extending the Life of your Product Handling Equipment

By Jason Worster, Service Manager Maintaining product handling equipment is critical to preserving your capital investment over prolonged use and time. Improper maintenance can lead to more headaches than you bargained for – such as lost productivity, prematurely retiring equipment and the need for replacement equipment.  Routine maintenance helps to extend and preserve the life of your equipment so you have a greater return on your overall investment throughout its lifetime. Below are some tips on how to help to extend your product handling equipment: Train your employees on the proper operation of the equipment – Not only does this …

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