2200 Series conveyor with Precision Move technology
The 2200 Series conveyor with Precision Move technology now comes with a Common Drive option to power multiple conveyors in a fixed position from a single drive motor. The 2200 Series Precision Move Common Drive option gives customers flexibility in specifying multiple conveyors with different lengths and widths, but operate them as one unit efficiently. The spacing between the conveyors, however, is non adjustable to provide a guaranteed exact location of product movement for those applications such as automation, assembly, robotic, packaging, visual inspection and sortation. The Common Drive is located at the end of the conveyor, and can easily interface with other equipment. The 2200 Series' cog belting provides exact speed match from conveyor to conveyor for precise movement.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey