Design Conveyor Systems Faster with CAD360!

By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: General|

Conveyor systems are often one of the last pieces of equipment considered when developing a new factory automation line. If the conveyor is simply move product from point A to point B, this may not be an issue. But when workpiece pallet-handling conveyors are used; they are used for much more than linear product movement. These conveyors are responsible for stopping, locating, rotating, accumulating and singulating product. They interact with various other pieces of equipment as well as human operators. They can involve dozens of conveyors and hundreds of modules, sensors and devices. The layouts using these conveyors can be complex [...]

Benefits of Pallet Conveyors During Social Distancing

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: General|

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. While those that work in an office setting may have the option to work remotely, the same does not hold true for the manufacturing floor. As manufacturing companies across America look at re-opening; many are needing to reevaluate how work is done and how work can be done in order to ensure those working on the manufacturing line are kept safe from this virus. Pallet-handling conveyors can and will play a big part in reshaping manufacturing during COVID-19 and in a post-COVID world. […]

Pallet-Handling Spare Parts – What You Need to Know

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: General|

Pallet-handling conveyor systems can help optimize manufacturing, testing and assembly lines. These conveyor systems are responsible for feeding a human and robotic processes, delivering product at specified intervals, they rotate and position product, as well as accumulate and store product. With so much riding on pallet-handling conveyor systems it is critical to keep them up and running. […]

Workpiece Pallet Conveyors vs. Shipping Pallet Conveyors

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: General, mk VersaMove|

The term “pallet conveyor” can be a little ambiguous. Without using the phrase in context it means different things to different people. Defining Pallet Conveyors Pallet conveyors can be defined in one of two ways. A conveyor used for moving wooden or plastic “shipping pallets” A conveyor used for handing “workpiece pallets” within an industrial automation setting Shipping Pallet Conveyors Shipping pallet conveyors are designed to convey extreme loads – pallets up 1,500 kgs with the conveyors capable of handling upwards of five pallets at a time (7,500 kgs). These conveyors are designed to work with the common geometry found in [...]

Complete Pallet Handling from mk North America

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: General, mk News, mk VersaMove, Pallet Conveyor Systems|

Improving manufacturing productivity is key in today’s competitive market. There’s never been a more important time for companies to focus on quality and productivity increases. Maximizing ROI requires using best-in-class technologies and solutions that are flexible and adapt to varied needs. Partnering with mk North America for your project is the best choice. mk North America’s VersaMove pallet-handling system is designed with all of the above mentioned benefits in mind – and more. With the choice between three different platform sizes and different conveying media, you’re not restricted by product sizes or weight limitations. In addition, the systems can be configured to [...]

4 Signs Your Manufacturing Facility is Ready for Automation

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: General, mk News, mk VersaMove, Pallet Conveyor Systems|

Automation in manufacturing is not a new concept. However, the next revolution’s advancements are already here and many companies are lagging behind as they wait for the “right” time to finally make the move. With the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) maturing, improved robotics capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI) now’s a great time to evaluate if your facility is ready. Here are 4 signs your manufacturing facility is ready for automation. 1. Demands are Increasing An uptick in the market, while terrific for the bottom line, can put a strain on operations. Without modern automation in place, it can become difficult to keep up with [...]

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