Courtesy of Key Technology

Case study: Fruit processor expands production with integrated conveyor system

April 30, 2024
When expanding production with a new line that sweetens and dehydrates berries, Zarecki turned to Key Technology and selected an integrated vibratory conveyor system.
Courtesy of Frost Inc.
Made of stainless steel, the X248 with 2-inch pitch is one of the newer chains that replaces outdated cable conveyors. This example is on a head/tongue chain, shown in a beef plant application and is now virtually maintenance-free after replacing a high-maintenance cable conveyor.
Drag / Chain / Tow

Overhead drive chains: The hidden heroes

Feb. 2, 2023
The workhorse chain that brought automation to the assembly line over 100 years ago is still key to beef processing and will continue as the hidden hero in the overhead of modern...
Courtesy of Cablevey Conveyors
After trials and verification testing, it was found that tubular cable conveyors maintain greater repeatability cleanliness over a longer period of time than open systems due to the controlled environment within the enclosure.

Protect against recalls with the right conveyor system

Jan. 5, 2023
Food processors can mitigate risk and prevent many safety issues by utilizing closed conveyor systems designed with sanitation in mind, and capable of automated wet cleaning.
All images courtesy of Valin Corporation
Dorner Baking Conveyors

Understanding the environment is critical to specifying conveyors

Dec. 21, 2022
Understanding the environment the conveyor is earmarked for is the most critical piece of the puzzle. Oversights on this part of the specification process can cause delays and...
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Dreamstime Xxl 16379307
Pneumatic / Vacuum

Benefits of pneumatic conveying system instrumentation

Nov. 22, 2022
Adding instrumentation can help pneumatic conveying system operators reduce downtime, improve system performance and efficiency, troubleshoot problems and manage inventory.
Courtesy of FEECO International
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Mechanical conveying part 2: Six options for mechanically conveying powders and bulk solid materials

Aug. 19, 2022
Each mechanical conveyor type has advantages and disadvantages depending on your material’s properties and your application’s requirements.