What’s new in conveying, material handling equipment

By |  April 13, 2022
Photo: Martin Engineering

Photo: Martin Engineering

Martin Engineering redesigned its Martin V-Plow HD in an effort to make its tail protection device lighter, more compact and safer. According to the company, the heaviest section of the unit was previously 21 pounds. With the redesign, the heaviest component on the new modular unit is 13 pounds. Similarly, the design’s largest dimensions have gone from 17.5 in. x 38 in. to less than 8 in. x about 31 in. Martin Engineering says the result is a package that fits most local delivery trucks, as well as one that can easily be carried by workers to sites that may have accessibility issues.

Photo: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Photo: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Belt scale integrator introduced

Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled the Ramsey Flex belt scale integrator. According to the company, the Ramsey Flex serves as the “brain” of the belt scale and is designed to enable process management and control on-site in a local control room or remotely. The belt scale integrator can be used with new belt scales or retrofit projects, as well as in single-conveyor projects and complex multi-scale systems, according to Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Ramsey Flex features a large touchscreen HMI for operators to easily access information, switch between functions and perform operations. The technology aims to maximize connectivity, including compatibility with Modbus and Profibus technologies, for centralized control room operation or remote access. 

Conveyor Components Co.'s Model PC pull cord provides users with a safe way to stop equipment in the case of an emergency. Photo: Conveyor Components Co.

Photo: Conveyor Components Co.

Pull cord provides safe stop option

Conveyor Components Co.’s Model PC pull cord is a safety stop control allowing users to quickly shut off equipment in emergencies with the pull of a cable. The Model PC was developed to meet requirements of safety agencies around the world, according to the company. The control is designed to act as an emergency stop for conveyors and other moving machinery. The one or two microswitch outputs of the Model PC can control up to two separate circuits, depending on the model chosen. These outputs can include one for machinery shutdown and one for an alarm. Units are left-ended, right-ended or double-ended, and the flag arm must be manually reset after the problem is corrected. An external red indicating light is available as an option.

Photo: ASGCO

Photo: ASGCO

Belt skiver added to product line

ASGCO added the Grizzly conveyor belt skiver to its line of conveyor belt products. The Grizzly presents a safe and easy way to remove or recess conveyor belt covers in order to install mechanical fasteners, ASGCO says. It is battery operated, featuring dual-acting tungsten carbide blades that accurately skive the rubber off conveyor belt surfaces. According to ASGCO, skived conveyor belts provide for a stronger and longer conveyor belt splice life. The lower profile helps with belt cleaner performance. The Grizzly conveyor belt skiver comes as a kit that is complete with a battery charger, two batteries and a set of tungsten carbide replacement blades – all in a zippered canvas bag. 

Motion transmission components debut

Emerson Bearing expanded its bearing line of motion transmission components known as track rollers. Regardless of the material or machine, Emerson Bearing says these components play a critical role in track and rail operations. When selected, employed and maintained properly, they facilitate system operations, allowing for greater speed and efficiency. Track rollers are available with cylindrical or flat outer-ring running surfaces. While the ideal variety of track roller varies depending on intended use and application, the outer ring running surface is considered the gold standard, according to Emerson Bearing. Emerson Bearing offers four configurations of track rollers: plain O.D., flanged O.D., v-groove and u-groove.

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