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.
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.
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.
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.
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.