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See Us At PackExpo - October 31-November 3, 2010

Please stop by PackExpo booth E5712, and see our conveyors in action!

Bowtie Conveyor is Ideal for Handling Pipe and Cylindrical Products

V-Roller Bowtie ConveyorTKF, Inc. now offers custom bowtie conveyor systems that are designed to convey pipe and other cylindrically shaped products efficiently and safely within a small footprint.  Sometimes called a “V” roller, the trough shape of the roller allows the product to be conveyed while virtually eliminating the side-to-side movement associated with a round object.  

While each system is customized to each customer’s specific requirements, the driving mechanism can be roller-to-roller chain drive or TKF’s roller-to-roller PosiGrip belt drive.  

The trough style design accommodates a wide variety of widths and lengths, and can be used indoors and or adapted to be used outdoors in harsh environments. 

Streamlined Design and Construction Results in Low Maintenance, Quiet Pop-Up Transfer Conveyor

TKF offers pop-up transfer conveyors designed for smooth, quiet, trouble free operation. One of the company's most popular models is a light-duty unit desPop-up Transfer Conveyorigned to handle loads up to 250 pounds. It utilizes economical and compact motorized roller driven strands, eliminating noisy chain drives. There are no vertical guides or cam ramps used for positioning, and no slides or bearings used in its construction, making it simple to maintain.

The light-duty model is available with urethane V-belt, urethane o-ring, or chain strands. The number of strands and stroke height can be customized to suit particular application needs. Heavier duty models are also available through TKF that utilize traditional motor drives.

Pop-up transfer conveyors lift items vertically raising them above the bed of the feeding conveyor, then conveys them 90° to an adjoining or adjacent conveyor. The transfer uses mechanical linkage to guide lifting. They are ideal for the computer and electronic component, food and beverage, appliance, automotive, and glass industries where non-contact between product is crucial. 

PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor Features Smooth, Clean, Quiet Operation

PosiGrip Accumulation ConveyorWith its drive gears formed directly into the rollers, the PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor from TKF, Inc. has no separate sprocket or gears and no welded drive components. The rollers are powered by smooth-operating and quiet, synchronous belting in a positive drive. Since there is no metal-to-metal contact, no lubrication is required and the system does not generate oily, messy components.

All electrical components can be self-contained within the side frame, which eliminates the need for wiring back to PLCs and reduces the cost of field wiring. It is ideal for both clean environments such as electronic component manufacturing and food and beverage processing, as well as tough, rugged applications where non-contact between conveyed product is crucial.

PosiGrip features non-contact, zero pressure accumulation. Accumulation zones are driven by the motorized rollers, each with a drive card with settings that allow easy adjustment of speed acceleration and deceleration. The drive roller stops as product reaches the photo-eye at the discharge point of the zone, virtually ensuring that no contact takes place. Zones can be individually controlled for specific assembly areas and are available up to 75” long and 48” wide.

With its heavy duty, compact design and a lower profile than ever before possible in a powered conveyor, the PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor easily handles a wide array of products with unit loads up to 400lbs. in each zone.

The PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor’s modular design offers maximum flexibility and allows easy installation. A variety of special configurations are available. TKF’s highly experienced staff can recommend, design, manufacture and install the PosiGrip conveyor system that best fits any customer’s conveying needs.

PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor From TKF Allows Non-Contact Conveying Around Virtually Any Degree of Curve

PosiGrip Accumulation Curve ConveyorTKF’s popular PosiGrip accumulation conveyor can be configured to convey product around virtually any degree of curve, while maintaining non-contact, zero pressure accumulation. The system is ideal for the computer and electric component, food and beverage, appliance, automotive, and glass industries when non-contact between products is crucial.

Accumulation zones are driven by motorized rollers, each with a drive card that allows 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.

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 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. PosiGrip is ideal for most any work condition, and runs smoothly in both clean and tough, rugged conditions.

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