Though it remains flat when running over the drive, take-up, and return pulleys, this conveyor belt rolls up into a closed system with overlapping belt edges. Rollers shape it into a tube; an idler arrangement opens it again prior to discharge. Advantages include material protection, small bend radii, and fewer transfer points.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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