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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Shuttleworth & Pack Expo 2016 – A Winning Combination!

Team Shuttleworth showcased our innovative collaborative conveyor with fenceless technology featuring the FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot at Pack Expo 2016 held in Chicago, November 6-9.  Attendees were able to learn more about the collaboration through fenceless technology including the increased safety benefits. The Fanuc LR Mate 200iD is a 6-axis articulated robot featuring fenceless technology which safely monitors the position or speed of the robot and shuts down motor power when the defined safety parameters are exceeded. The robot is integrated with Rockwell Automation’s SafeZone Mini Safety Area scanner and Soft Robotics’ end-of-arm grippers tooling. Generally, collaborative robots work with …

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Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!!!

Welcome product handling fans! ARE  YOU  READY?!  The day is finally here!  The day we begin a new journey…the day we start our very own company blog! We hope you are as excited as we are. We have so many great things planned. But first, let me tell you a little bit more about us. “…And in this corner, we have Shuttleworth” For nearly 55 years, Shuttleworth has collaborated with their customers to develop product handling solutions to meet specific industry challenges and needs– delivering value through integrated automation. With that said, we are more than simply a conveyor manufacturer. “But …

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