A four-color flyer from TKF, Inc. describes the features and benefits of PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor that features non-contact, zero pressure accumulation that stages from the discharge end. PosiGrip is ideal for the appliance, automotive, glass, computer and electrical component, and food and beverage industries where non-contact between product is crucial.
The flyer describes how TKF's PosiGrip roller drive gear teeth are formed directly into the rollers and powered by smooth, quiet synchronous belting and a positive drive. There are no separate sprockets or gears and no welded drive components.
Accumulation zones are driven by motorized rollers, each with a drive card with settings that allow easy speed adjustment. The drive roller stops as product reaches the photo-eye at the discharge point of the zone, virtually ensuring no contact. Zones, which are available up to 75" long and 45" long, can be individually controlled for specific assembly areas and can easily handle a wide array of products with unit loads of up to 400 lbs. in each zone.
Since it requires no lubrication, the PosiGrip Accumulation conveyor is much cleaner than comparable conveyors, so it is ideal for both clean environments and rugged applications. The positive PosiGrip geared belts provide superior drive force versus line shaft and O-ring driven conveyors.
The advantages and mechanics of no impact conveying, as well as the options available on the PosiGrip Accumulation conveyor, also are detailed in the flyer.
TKF designs, builds and installs conveying systems. The company's services range from systems integration, initial engineering concepts and final design, to manufacturing and installation. TKF's manufactured products include reciprocating and continuous vertical conveyors, PosiGrip conveyor, overhead, monorail and power and free conveyor, popup transfer, accumulation, curve, roller and a variety of custom engineered conveyor and material handling systems.
Mr. Jim Walsh