Features of the newly engineered NR3000 Series 24V Reach Truck include a spacious operator compartment, multifunctional control handle and an AC drive system to enhance performance and improve operator efficiency. Configurations for the trucks include reach, deep reach and straddle chassis with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 lbs. and lift heights over 22 ft.
Cat Lift Trucks; Houston
The unique design of the Series 800 SeamFree open hinge flat top belt facilitates sanitation practices in food processing operations. The vendor claims it is the largest plastic module in the market at 36 in. wide with a 2-in. pitch. The open-hinge design makes rods and hinges more accessible for thorough cleaning, and the underside channels water and debris to belt edges for easy removal. Because the belt isn’t hinge-driven, debris is not pressed into the hinges. These factors eliminate several sanitation and product quality issues.
Intralox LLC; Harahan, La.
The new 4700 Series four-wheel, sit-down electric lift trucks are more maneuverable and responsive than any other truck in their class, the vendor claims, translating to increased operator efficiency and productivity. The tighter turning radius provides greater agility and more efficient, faster right angle stacking. Maintenance costs are lowered due to the company’s exclusive ACR system which delivers faster, smoother operation, quicker response and lower maintenance.
Raymond Corp.; Greene, N.Y.
A new, cost-effective alternative to balanced-weave belts, the Flat-Flex XT is ideal for medium-duty processing applications. The lower belt mass results in lower power consumption, faster processing and more product throughput. The unique wire mesh design with “Z-bend” joints provides greater strength with higher durability and longevity The belts are easy to clean and maintain and are typically used for breading machines, battering applications, commercial fryers, snack foods, cooking ovens and confectionary.
Wire Belt; Londonderry, N.H.
Snug shaft design
The popular 1700 Series universal conveyor roller is now available with Taperhex shaft design. The double spring-loaded design allows the tapered hexagonal shaft to fit snugly into side-frame mounting holes, regardless of size or condition. Movement and wear on the frame are virtually eliminated due to the tight, self-adjusting fit and this translates into significant noise reduction and reduced maintenance costs.
Interroll Corp.; Wilmington, N.C.
The 3-A Sanitary Conveyor is perfectly suited for bulk foods, pharmaceuticals, dairy products and other contamination-sensitive materials because it meets 3-A sanitary standards. An innovative coupling design virtually eliminates the potential of contamination while allowing quick disconnection of the screw from the motor drive for wash down. Numerous screws are offered to move a variety of materials ranging from large pellets to sub-micron powders with no separation of blended products.
Flexicon Corp.; Bethlehem, Pa.
New options for palletizer
New interface and design options are now available for the A-780 case palletizer. These options (among them a recirculating row pusher, high-speed hoist and pattern generation utility) dramatically increase the capacity and value of the machine for low-to mid-speed applications. In addition, it is RFID-enabled, giving it various useful capabilities such as changing patterns on the fly, managing end-of-run clearing and tracking production and inventory information.
FKI Logistex; St. Louis
Efficient vacuum conveyor
The IC Series of vacuum conveyors is designed to efficiently move coffee beans and similar materials during processing. These high-performance conveyors are completely enclosed, preventing materials from damage, and the unique filter design traps particles and prevents external contamination. The compact design conserves floor space, and they consume less energy than any other compressed-air driven technology on the market.
Piab USA Inc.; Hingham, Mass.
Clean, versatile conveyor
New FlexFlite screw conveyors use steel augers and flexible tubes up to 100 ft. long to move materials at rates as high as 3,600 lbs. per hour. They are readily portable and ideal for conveying products from bags, bins, hoppers or weigh stations. These conveyors can move a diverse array of materials (yeast granules, grain, nuts and more) including products that require sanitary handling.