Adding conveyors into small packing lines helps throughput and allows work to be processes in an orderly fashion. Also, it helps with ergonomics by reducing the need for lifting heavy boxes. This well known food retailer celebrated the installation of their new line.
The system allows empty boxes to queue in front of operators. Boxes can then be packed and once complete they are released to the dispatch area. Each box is then controlled and released so operators cab easily remove them from the line. Additional features were toggle switches or operators to be able to pause areas of the line, and variable speed controls.
Please contact Monk Conveyors for all your small to large packing line applications.
Our previous cleanroom experience helped us design an automated system suitable for packing leading opthalmic surgical procedure kits.
The system uses one of our standard two door airlocks to allow work to be fed on conveyor into the cleanroom, while minimising loss of clean air. Within the cleanroom our feed system transfer trays in front of an automated “pick to light” system. Operatives would then complete their picking from racks before allowing trays to be automatically sent onto the next part of the process.
The trays then line up in the packing area using a ‘zero line pressure‘ controlled system. This means that an operative can remove any job tray from the line and work on it. When they remove a tray the conveyor automatically moves all the work forwards. Therefore operators are constantly fed work which is easy to remove from the line.
We Supply Roller, Belt, Spiral and Plastic Chain Conveyors
Monk Conveyors supply and install full working systems which are designed to suit your specific needs. We install full pneumatic and electrical control with HMI operator touch screens. Our control systems range from simple stop starts up to barcode capable controls, capable of communicationg with your Warehouse Management System (WMS). Our projects included full mechanical and electrical installations, followed by training and handover to the customer
MONK Conveyors installs MODU System flexible chain conveyors, a high quality, robust and cost-effective conveyor system. It is used extensively in the Foof and Packing, Medical and Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Electronics and Optical industries
Providing 3D drawings at the sales stage means customers can easily visualise the proposed system. Complex layouts can be viewed from different angels and customer product can be shown in place. Building walls, floors and mezzanine floors can be added into the drawing.
This brings to life the proposed solution and can also help the customer explain proposed changed to staff. 3D CAD is also a valuable tool through from development to the final build. Monk Conveyor utilise standard products were possible, but we also have the capability to design bespoke automation solutions.
Dawson Shanahan in Welshpool are specialists in precision cold forming and machining. They approached Monk Conveyors for a conveyor line to transport machined car parts from a CNA machine to a Wash Machine. Monk helped design the base of a small pallet 280 x 80mm to hold the parts. Pneumatic gates were installed to allow parts to stop in front of operator stations. Due to coolant being present on the parts, a full drip tray with drain pipes was fitted to the conveyor line.
Our projects included full mechanical and electrical installations, followed by training and handover to the customer. Please contact us for further information or to request a visit.
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MONK Conveyors has used MODU System plastic chain conveyors for more than 12 years carrying out numerous customer installations. MODU offer a high quality, robust and cost effective flexible conveyor system. It is used extensively in the Food and Packaging, Medical and Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Electronics and Optical industries. MONK Conveyors adds pneumatic and electrical control systems to provide turn-key solutions.
MODU Aluminium and Stainless Steel Conveyors are based on a close fitting flexible chain. Products can travel along straights, into curves or even vertically. The system is quickly assembled from standard modules to accommodate almost any layout. Compact horizontal and vertical bends allow our systems to use minimum floor space, while ensuring operators have clear access to machinery.
MONK Belt Systems provide transport links through production, warehouse, order picking and despatch. Heavy duty drives are reversible so can take product up or down between floors; or run horizontally along packing benches. Medium duty end drives offer a compact alternative. Tough PVC grip top or smooth belt material can be selected and operation is quiet and smooth. A modular design means reduced installation time and low maintenance.
MONK Conveyors will design and build electrical control for the system. Control panels with options for variable speed, sensors, beacons, sounders, counters, HMI touch screen displays and rope pull emergency cords can be built in to provide a full solution.
We Also Supply Roller Conveyors and Lifters Monk Conveyors supply and install full working systems which are designed to suit your specific needs. We install full pneumatic and electrical control with operator touch screens if required. Our control systems range from simple stop starts up to barcode capable controls, capable of communicating with your Warehouse Management System (WMS).
MONK Conveyors pallet systems provide the in-plant transport links between production, warehouse, order picking and dispatch. All too often pallets are stored in racks, stacked up and then transported by forklift truck. This can create shortfalls, damage to pallets and products. The Automotive Industry Pallet System shown below feeds 500kg stillage’s accurately into a metal cleaning process. Bespoke heavy side guides and pneumatic damped stops were designed into the system.
MONK PALLET CONVEYORS:
- Modular Painted Steel Design
- Up to 4500kg conveyed with one drive
- Robust construction with formed steel frame profiles
- Smooth and gentle transportation – minimum backlash, low maintenance
- Side Chain transfers using triple stand chains
- Roller and Chain rotating turntables
We Supply Roller, Belt and Plastic Chain Conveyors
Monk Conveyors supply and install full working systems which are designed to suit your specific needs. We install full pneumatic and electrical control with operator touch screens if required. Our control systems range from simple stop starts up to barcode capable controls, capable of communicating with your Warehouse Management System (WMS).