Conveyor ensures non-contact accumulation.

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PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor features roller-drive gear teeth formed directly into rollers and powered by synchronous belting in positive drive. There are no separate sprockets or gears and no welded drive components.
All electrical components are self-contained within side frames. Conveyor handles products with unit loads up to 150 lb in each zone. Zones can be individually controlled for specific assembly areas and are available up to 5 ft long and 48 in. wide.



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Brand New PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor from TKF Features Non-Contact, Zero Pressure Accumulation



CINCINNATI, OH (January 14, 2003) -The revolutionary new PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor from TKF, Inc., which features non-contact zero pressure accumulation, can be seen in action for the first time at ProMat 2003 Booth #918.

Ideal for the computer and electronic component, food and beverage, and glass industries where non-contact between conveyed products is crucial, the PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor stages from the discharge end.

Accumulation zones are driven by motorized rollers, each with a drive card with settings that allow easy adjustment of speed acccleration and deceleration. The drive roller stops as product reaches the photo-eye at the discharge point of the zone, virtually ensuring that no contact takes place. Zones can be individually controlled for specific assembly areas and are available up to 5'-0" in length and 48" wide.

With a heavy duty, compact design and a lower profile than ever before possible in a powered conveyor, the PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor easily handles a wide array of products with unit loads up to 150 lbs. in each zone.

The PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor features TKF's patented PosiGrip roller drive gear teeth formed directly into the rollers and powered by smooth, quiet synchronous belting in a positive drive. There are no separate sprockets or gears and no welded drive components.

The PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor does not generate oily, messy components. All electrical components are self-contained within the side frames, which eliminates the need for wiring back to PLCs and reduces the cost of field wiring. The PosiGrip is ideal
for both clean environments and tough, rugged applications.

Smooth, quiet operation is ensured by the absence of noisy chain or sprockets. No metal-to-metal contact means that no lubrication is required.

The PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor's modular design offers maximum flexibility and allows easy installation. A variety of special configurations are available. TKF's highly experienced staff can recommend, design, manufacture and install the PosiGrip conveyor system that best fits any customer's conveying needs.

TKF specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of conveying systems for the appliance, packaging, automotive, food/drug preparation and other manufacturing
and processing industries. Conveyor types include vertical, accumulation, carousel, overhead, and transfer units.

To learn more about how the PosiGrip Accumulation Conveyor can meet your toughest conveying challenges, visit ProMat 2002 Booth #918 to see it in operation or contact TKF, Inc., 726 Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45203. at (513) 241-5910, Fax (513) 651-2792, e-mail sales@tkf.com or visit tkfcom.

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