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Heavy Duty Accumulation Conveyor from TKF Uses Single Drive to Control Multiple Accumulation Zones

  
  
  
TKF's zoned accumulation conveyor with roll-to-roll chain driven live rollers (CDLR), is designed to handle medium to heavy-duty loads.  The zone lengths can be designed to coincide with the product lengths. The entire conveyor length is then driven by a single power unit.  Each accumulation zone is driven by air-operated clutches that are controlled by photo-eyes and solenoids located in each zone.  While sensor rollers are available, the all electric sensing eliminates the wear and tear of a sensor roller.  The single drive configuration requires less power than multi-drive systems and produces a clean, low maintenance system.

TKF Zoned Accumulation ConveyorTKF's accumulation conveyor is also designed with each clutch assembly mounted on the side frame of the conveyor, instead of underneath.  This creates a very low profile that positions the top of each roller as low as 6 inches off the floor, making it ideal for heavy loads and pallet conveying.  It also provides a very accessible location for moving parts, which makes maintenance very easy.

Roller diameters are available in diameters of 1.9 inches, 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches and widths up to 60 inches.  Weight loads up to 6000 lbs. are typical.

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

  
  
  

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

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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