Automated CNC Machine Loading with LP Series Conveyor

By automating the materials-loading, using LP Series conveyors at these CNC machining stations, the operator is free to attend to other production tasks during cycle time. With the resulting labor cost and time savings, these conveyors have paid for themselves.

Machine cells with LP Series conveyors

Machine cells with LP Series conveyors

How Our Photo-Sensor Option Works on LP Series Conveyor

Many people asked, so here’s a short video of how our new Reflective Sensor option for the LP Series works.   As we posted previously, this economical photoelectric laser sensor  is based on object detection on the conveyor belt.  It’s a quick and easy way to make sorting and other material handling tasks even easier.  It functions to stop the conveyor when the product breaks the laser beam across the belt. When product is removed, the conveyor will again run until it senses another product.

For more information on this option, you can read the prior post or visit the Reflective Sensor product page on the Mini-Mover website.

Bottle Capping Assist with Lite Series Incline Conveyor & Hopper

Our customer uses this Lite Series  conveyor to feed caps into a secondary hopper, which in turn feeds the capping machine on the bottle packaging line.  Along with a 24″ x 24″ metal hopper, a control sensor was added to allow the conveyor to start and stop.  All components – conveyor, hopper and controls – are mounted on a Mini-Mover incline stand with rolling casters, making the unit completely portable.

Lite Series conveyor in Capping Line

Lite Series Conveyor in Bottle Capping Line

LP Series Conveyor Plays Pachinko with the Kids

Who says conveyors can’t be fun? Our LP Series conveyors get to play daily, as part of the Pachinko Gizmo at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, located in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Gizmo is located in the Science & Imagination Gallery. Children fire balls across the gallery into the Gizmo and watch the balls take nine different paths back to the bottom. With a hand crank on the upright LP conveyor, they reel the balls back up to the top of the machine, to reload the shooter for the next round.

Children's Musuem Pachinko with LP Series Conveyor

Children’s Musuem Pachinko with LP Series Conveyor

Family Time at Pachinko with LP Series Conveyor

Designer & son at Pachinko with LP Series Conveyor

LCD Display’s Curing System Uses LP Series Conveyor

We all have familiarity with LCD displays and touch screens in our everyday lives – such smart phones and tablets – but ever wonder how all the display’s multiple layers get sandwiched together? The UVCS 6000 UV curing system (shown below), designed and manufactured by E3 Displays of Phoenix, Ariz., is used in clean room environments to optically bond, or cure, their proprietary optical adhesives with laminated LCD displays with touch sensors, filter materials and plain glass. This UV curing system incorporates an LP Series Mini-Mover conveyor to move items through at a variable speed rate, depending on the material being processed.

UV curing system with LP Series conveyor

UV curing system with LP Series conveyor

UVCS 6000 system incorporates LP Series conveyor

UVCS 6000 curing system incorporates Mini-Mover LP Series conveyor