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Conveyor Handles Long, Stringy Chips

The next-generation MunchMan Conveyor from Jorgensen Conveyor and Filtration Solutions is designed to manage long, stringy and nested metal chips generated from high-speed turning and milling operations.

Jorgensen's latest system improves on a chip and scrap removal conveyor and features a patent-pending design engineered to eliminate expensive machine downtime. The design of the MunchMan enables the conveyor to fit most of today's CNC lathes and machining centers with little or no additional space required, compared to traditional single-belt chip conveyors, the company reported.

The MunchMan uses primary and secondary belts installed at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge areas of the system. These belts run in unison to grab chips, compress them and carry them securely up steep inclines.

"This design eliminates the risk of conveyor jams that can occur when chip balls tumble at the lower curve or jam in the conveyor incline section. Compared to traditional single-belt conveying systems, the physical effect of two moving belts compressing and moving difficult long, stringy chips and larger chip volumes is significant," said Dustin Krueger, Manager of Engineering.

The UVS Ecologic Conveyor Control with patented Jam Manager functionality enables unattended automatic clearing of minor conveyor jams. On applications that involve cutting oil and coolant, Jorgensen can build MunchMan with a coolant reservoir. For proper fit, Jorgensen custom fabricates every conveyor to the individual customer's machine.

"We place the highest emphasis on meeting every customer's unique needs with a customized solution," said Karl Kleppek, Director of Sales and Marketing.

For more information contact:

Jorgensen Conveyors & Filtration Solutions

10303 N Baehr Road

Mequon, WI 53092

262-242-3089 / 800-325-7705

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