Material Handling Market

15 October 2015

Shipboard Fish Processing Plant

Boston Gear Stainless Steel 700 Series Speed Reducer for Shipboard Fish Processing Plant

A leading fish processing equipment manufacturer with customers around the world needed a reliable stainless steel speed reducer solution for use on a new shipboard fish processing plant. The OEM’s customer modified one of its vessels by extending the hull to accommodate an onboard processing plant where freshly caught fish are processed into boneless fillets and quickly moved into freezers for transport.

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02 July 2015

Corrugated Box Infeed

Boston Gear Centric CentrigardTM Overload Clutch for Corrugated Box Infeed

To achieve a higher cycle rate for their customers, a mid-Atlantic packaging system manufacturer increased process speed on a box feeding system. Unfortunately, the higher infeed speed created sufficient variation that resulted in occasional jams. The jams caused a loss of productivity as the flow of packaged product was disrupted.

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05 March 2015

Plastic Bib Machine

Boston Gear Centric ORC Series Overload Clutch for Plastic Bib Machine

A large manufacturer of die cut lobster bibs was experiencing jams due to the high static cling generated by the web of plastic material as it moved through the process. The static was causing plastic pieces to adhere to equipment rollers, eventually creating jams that were very time consuming to clear.

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06 May 2013

Vertical Lift Arm Chain Conveyor

Boston Gear Triple Reduction 800 Series Speed Reducers For Vertical Lift Arm Chain Conveyor

A textile fabricator needed an economic solution that utilized a small footprint to lift and load packaged rolls into a shipping rack. The lift would replace a fork truck operator who would wait and load each roll into shipping racks as they reached the end of the conveyor line.

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10 October 2012

Retractable Bump Turn Conveyor

Boston Gear 700 Series Speed Reducers For Retractable Bump/Turn Conveyor

A food manufacturer needed a conveyor to align, gap, and change product orientation of two box sizes at high speeds while fitting within the existing plant layout. The conveyor had to fit in a small window of space at the top of a three tier conveyor system.

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