Solving scanning issues for the packaging industry: Custom Belting designed for High-Speed Optical Scanning
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Project: Custom Belt
Date: Ongoing Project
GLB was asked to analyze and provide a solution for conveyors that were not functioning as hoped, holding plastic closures with a vacuum while moving at approximately 500 FPM under an optical scanner. The conveyors and the belt that had been provided did not run completely straight, often causing the scanning system to reject good closures, while letting bad ones slip by. GLB worked with a fabricator/partner to make a new conveyor and belt design that would run true at the speed required. A black PU belt with an offset v-guide was used, assisting in designing the belt to track on the pulley, and not on the conveyor belt, to allow the vacuum and the v-guide to function side by side. Since inception, GLB has provided many hundreds of these belts to this and other customers, assisting our fabricator partner is selling more of his conveyors as well.