The Dual Track Precision Indexing Conveyor from Conveyor Technologies (Milford, OH) permits single-track positioning accuracy for a variety of in-line operations. Dual tracks allow processing of smaller parts on each belt or large parts up to 10 pounds and 24" in length, across both belts. The conveyor is available in 12, 18, and 24" widths. Standard conveyor lengths are 2 to 10'. The conveyor’s accuracy is achieved with dual pulleys that are machined on an integral shaft then mounted on a common frame with matched timing belts that utilize the company’s AccuMove™ technology. A lower return support system prevents belt sag and oscillation.

Available drives include brushless DC motor, stepper, or servo, providing index cycles to 0.5 sec. The dual-track, open-center design accommodates forming or punching heads, assembly fixtures, inspection and testing stations, laser printing equipment, and tag and label applications.

Motion Control Technology Magazine

This article first appeared in the February, 2006 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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