CINCINNATI, OH - TKF has launched a new accumulation conveyor that features non-contact, zero pressure accumulation that stages from the discharge end around virtually any degree of curve. The PosiGrip design is ideal for the computer and electric component, food and beverage, appliance, automotive, and glass industries when non-contact between product is crucial.
The accumulation zones are driven by motorized rollers, each with a drive card with settings to allow easy adjustment of speed. The drive roller stops as product reaches the photo-eye at the discharge point of the zone, virtually ensuring no contact. Zones can be individually controlled for specific assembly areas and are available in various widths. When used with TKF's PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor, the curve allows for uninterrupted accumulation with no external sensors or logic required.
The new conveyor utilizes PosiGrip technology. The patented PosiGrip roller drive gear teeth are formed directly into the rollers and powered by smooth, quiet synchronous belting in a positive drive. This provides superior drive force compared to line shaft and O-ring styles of conveyors.
The PosiGrip rollers are driven by belts so there is no metal-to-metal contact resulting in quiet operation. It requires no lubrication, and there are no separate sprockets, gears, or welded drive components making it cleaner and easier to maintain than comparable conveyors. Ideal for any work condition, the PosiGrip runs smoothly in both clean and tough, rugged conditions.
Other advantages of the PosiGrip technology include low power consumption (zones only run when required), variable speed in individual zones (to create product spacing), and reduced installation time and field wiring costs due to pre-assembled and pre-wired modular sections).
TKF specializes in the design and manufacture of engineered conveying systems for the appliance, packaging, automotive, food/drug preparation and other manufacturing and processing industries. Conveyor types include vertical, accumulation, carousel, curve, overhead, and transfer units.
To learn more about the new Posigrip Roller Curve Conveyor, contact TKF, Inc., 726 Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45203, at (513) 241-5910, Fax (513) 651-2792, e-mail [email protected] or visit our web site at www.tkf.com.