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mk North America Announces Launch of Two New Modular Plastic Belt Conveyors

Conveyor system manufacturer mk North America is announcing the introduction of two new modular plastic conveyor systems, the KFM-P 2040 incline conveyor and KMF-P 2040 curved conveyor, to their aluminum conveyor offerings, as well as the relaunch of the existing MBF-P 2040 system.

mk North America, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of industrial conveyor solutions, is announcing the launch of two new modular plastic belt conveyor systems, the KMF-P 2040 and KFM-P 2040.

Designed to complement a variety of industrial applications with the utmost flexibility and functionality, these systems are made with mk’s patented aluminum extrusion framing. The belts for these systems are made with interlocking plastic segments, as opposed to traditional fabric belting, for increased wear-resistance and load capacities. Modular plastic belts are also positively driven, which makes them easier to track than traditional synthetic belts.

For applications where a curved conveyor is required, to save space or carry product around corners, the new KMF-P 2040 modular plastic belt conveyor offers 90° and 45° curved configurations (with 180° possible). The KMF-P 2040 boasts a usable width of just 30 millimeters less the outside frame width, making it among the most streamlined conveyors of its class in the marketplace. Additionally, curved sections for the KMF-P 2040 are made with solid pieces of bent aluminum extrusion, a feature not offered by mk’s competitors.

Where inclines or declines are needed, to match a production line or provide ergonomic support to employees for example, the new KFM-P 2040 inclined modular plastic belt conveyor offers belt bends of 30°, 45°, and 60° of off a horizontal system. Guided in PE-1000 wear strips, the KFM-P 2040’s modular belt is particularly useful in applications such as applications such as transporting slugs or molded plastic parts, light punched parts, or pre-packaged food products.

“At mk North America, we are very excited about the addition of these two new conveyor platforms,” says mk’s Marketing Manager, Kate Nadeau. “For years we have been building these units as custom designs. With the introduction of these standard platforms we are able to continue offering a great solution to our customers, but now at a reduced cost and lead-time; due to the standardization of parts, materials and design features.”

One of mk’s flagship modular plastic belt conveyors, the MBF-P 2040, is also being relaunched by mk North America with an improved design that increases versatility and functionality. The new MBF-P 2040.02 boasts an improved load capacity of up to 1,000 pounds, speed of up to 200 feet per minute, and a potential conveyor width of between 80 and 3,000 mm. The modular plastic belt is positively driven, which reduces tracking difficulties in particular situations. These improvements represent the most significant redesign of the MBF-P 2040 after 15 years among mk North America’s offerings.

With the introduction of these new systems, mk North America’s aluminum conveyor offerings are now capable of providing solutions for a wider range of applications than any time in the company’s history. Potential applications include food processing and handling, packaging, manufacturing, machine building, general industry, and many others.

About mk North America:

Originally founded in 1988, mk North America, Inc. first gained notoriety and recognition for its innovative Aluminum Framing System. As the needs of its valued customers continued to expand, the company was able to expand its product offerings at the same time and today produces a wide range of innovative, high-quality components and systems for manufacturing companies and machine builders. The company’s original Aluminum Framing System still serves as the base technology in all of the solutions mk brings to market.

To learn more about the CleanMove System,contact any one of the team members @ Blettner Engineering or by calling 317-862-9580.


Accumulating Pallet Recirculation

Linking. Feeding. Buffering.

Built by mk North America – one of the leading suppliers of mechanical components, modules and turnkey solutions for factory automation. The mk SPU 2040 is an accumulating pallet recirculation system which offers you cost-effective linking, feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpieces in the smallest possible space. The robustness and the variety of configurations of the system allows it to be used in practically all areas of automation and material flow.

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Automatic recirculation of pallets using a flat top chain conveyor the workpieces on the pallets are loaded on the upper transport level. After removal of the workpieces the empty pallets are safely carried over the return roller and then conveyed back on the underside of the conveyor. They are then once again available at the starting point of the conveyor waiting to be loaded with new workpieces. A second conveying level and devices for lifting and lowering are no longer required. Neither is any additional manual or automated loading of pallets necessary.

For more information on the SPU 2040 contact any one of the team members @ Blettner Engineering or by calling 317-862-9580.

 


Visit mk North America at Automate 2017

mk North America - Automate 2017

mk North America is proud to announce that they will be exhibiting at Automate 2017 from April 03 through April 06 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

With well over 325 exhibitors and nearly 20,000 attendees expected, Automate is the largest solutions-based automation showcase in North America. Automate features the latest technologies from major robotics, vision, motion control and system integrator companies from around the world!

The Automate show is free for attendees and is also co-located with the ProMat show.

mk will be featuring a variety of conveyors including our VersaMove over-under pallet-handling system as well as a variety of our aluminum conveyors solutions. mk will also be releasing a new conveyor product offering at Automate – please visit www.mkNorthAmerica.com for sneak-peeks.

Visit mk North America at booth #863 at the Automate 2017 Show!

 

 


mk North America – VersaMove Pallet System

Always the right system

Versamove is a modular pallet transfer system, optimized to customer’s requirements. Equipped with modules and components from the mk modular system for profiles, conveyors and linear technology, Versamove systems offer dependability, high quality and process reliability.

Modular. The modular design of Versamove ensures fast, transparent planning and project development. Versamove can be flexibly expanded and excellently adapted to your specific requirements.

Compatible. When developing the system, particular attention was paid to compatibility to systems already available on the market. And that means, for example, pallets of other manufacturers can also be used on the Versamove standard. This enables existing systems to be easily expanded with Versamove.

Versatile. „Versa“ stands for Versatility. Versamove can be used in virtually all areas of automation and material flow. Whether it‘s individual modules or turnkey solutions – with Versamove we offer complete allaround service, including control, commissioning and maintenance.

Proven mk dual-lane conveyors with timing belt, chains or accumulating roller chains are used for transfer sections. The transfer system is precision-customized according to customer specifications with a combination of base modules, lift and transfer conveyors, Positioning Units, as well as stops and lifts. mk‘s range of services and products also includes control systems, as well as the start-up and maintenance of the overall system upon request. Modifications and special features can be included and realized as early as the planning phase. The variable dimensions of pallets and slots enable use of the transfer system in virtually any area of the automation process and material flow.

Learn more @ http://www.mk-group.com/en/products/transfer-systems/versamove.html


Announcing the GUF-P 2000 CA: Belt Conveyor with Internal Drive Drum Motor

Internal drive drum conveyor with blue flat belt.

mk North America, Inc. is pleased to announce a new low-profile drive assembly for their GUF-P 2000 belt conveyor. This new drive assembly features an internal drive drum motor, which creates a low overall frame height. This internal drive drum motor conveyor is called the GUF-P 2000 CA. To learn more please read on.

Specifications

The GUF-P 2000 CA is ideal for applications where space is at a premium, and there is no room for an external drive assembly and/or motor. The GUF-P 2000 CA features a 24 VDC drive drum motor, located within the discharge roller of the conveyor. A control card for operating the conveyor is included. For customers looking for a plug-and-play option the conveyor can be supplied complete with a control box designed for 110 VAC input. This control box features an on-off switch as well as a knob for adjusting the speed.

The GUF-P 2000 CA is available in widths from 300 to 600 mm and lengths up to 10,000 mm. This conveyor has a total load capacity up to 77 lbs. At certain loads this conveyor is capable of speeds up to 250 fpm.

Accessories

Because the GUF-P 2000 CA is part of the mk conveyor family, it is compatible with all of the various accessories from mk including fixed and adjustable side rails and a wide variety of stand options. These stand options included fixed height and telescoping stands with leveling pads or casters. mk offers a full range of conveyor accessories including lane dividers, infeed chutes, hoppers and covers. All of which are compatible with the GUF-P 2000 internal drive drum motor flat belt conveyor.

Versatility

The GUF-P 2000 CA flat belt conveyor is versatile and can be used in a variety of industries and applications. It is ideally suited to fit under presses and to remove stamped parts and/or scrap. The low profile frame is uniquely suited for the plastics and electronics industries.

For more information on the GUF-P 2000 CA internal drive drum motor conveyor contact any one of the team members @ Blettner Engineering or by calling 317-862-9580.


Contact

317-862-9580

Location

Blettner Engineering Co., Inc.
8919 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46239

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