Our customer needed to move very thin polycarb or PET type laminate sheets across their vision cameras, mounted below, while keeping the sheet material completely flat. Our solution was to insert polycarb windows in the bedplate slot we machined into these LP Series conveyors, to ensure no sheet sagging or catching while in motion.
Metal stamping operations gain a great deal of efficiency with ganged Mini-Mover Conveyors integrated into the machine. Built to withstand the tough and often oily, grimy work environment, both Lite and LP Series conveyors can be built to exactly suit the user’s stamping progression, for both parts and scrap removal.
Tabletop feet have become a popular accessory for Mini-Mover Conveyors in bench-top applications. These sturdy, rubber-bottomed feet keep the unit stable on the surface, yet completely portable. The feet alone can bring the conveyor up to about 3″ max from the bench surface in most cases. But if a little more height is needed, the extender tubes allow an extra inch or two to be added, and with the same degree of stability.
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Sometimes, small changes in a work sequence can save operators a lot of aches and pains. This application uses an inclined LP Series conveyor in a semi-automatic packaging system in the company’s R & D lab. Before the conveyor was added, the operators had to manually place the pallet on the top belt or push it up a chute, which led to arm and back strain after only after a few hours. We’re happy to hear that “everyone loves the conveyor.”
Lite Series conveyors are being used in a college electrical engineering lab, as part of a PLC/LabView training system (as shown below). The student’ programming goal is to perform the following sequence: First, the main tank on the far left is to fill the other two tanks (Tank 1 and Tank 2 respectively, in purple). Then the conveyor must move a cup to Tank 1, stop it beneath the nozzle, and where 1″ of fluid is then dispensed into it. Then, the cup is to move to Tank 2, and stop under the nozzle. Fluid in Tank 2 must first be heated to 80°F before 1″ of warmed fluid is dispensed into to the cup. This is controlled by either the Allen Bradley PLC or the National Instruments DAQ, depending on if it is a PLC class or LabView class.