UMD Offers Non-Contact Sortation Conveyors with Intralox™ Technology

UMD creates innovative material handling solutions by listening very closely to our clients. We want to understand your process challenges, equipment needs, and performance objectives. Then we provide a product that will meet your goals – and exceed your expectations. We strive to provide systems that improve productivity, increase efficiencies, are constructed of durable materials, and have low maintenance requirements. The larger goal: reducing your total cost of ownership, and extending the overall life cycle of your system. UMD builds systems designed around the specific product or unique requirements of our customers. Because of our customized approach, we are able to achieve an exact fit between the application and objective each and every time.

The material handling systems that UMD designs have many different specifications depending on how the product must be handled. In some cases, where extra care must be taken, UMD chooses Intralox™ brand belts. The Intralox™ belts are specifically designed to obtain results such as improving transfer speeds, merging, and accumulation of materials. These quality belts ensure the highest quality, most durable and versatile material handling solutions available.

Because of our work with Intralox™ over the years, we’ve developed a close working relationship with their organization. UMD has co-engineered several belt solutions along with Intralox™, which are now utilized in many of our applications. Our relationship with Intralox allows us to custom-design and produce innovative, effective material handling solutions, which exceed the capabilities of anything else available today.

UMD Automated Systems non-contact sortation utilizes Intralox Dual-Stacked Angled Roller Belt (DARB) with our transfer activation unit creating a precise lateral movement each and every time. Non-contact handling minimizes chances for tire uniformity issues during sortation, reducing scrap while keeping product quality. Making it a great application for fragile green tires.

DARB technology can incorporate right and left tire sorting and merging allowing the sorting points to be located directly across the conveyor from each other. Also provides the ability to convey products perpendicularly across the DARB conveyor. DARB is capable of selective sorting or 100% product transfers utilizing a single belt. DARB has been proven in the following areas:

  • Component preparation
  • Tire building and green tire handling
  • Final finish and warehouse

To learn more about our customized conveyor solutions, contact us today!


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