Automate 2024: Pallet Handling Systems from mk North America Inc.

June 6, 2024
Modular, versatile pallet handling systems from mk North America Inc. were on display at Automate 2024, including a range of chain conveyor sizes.

In this demo at mk North America Inc.’s booth at Automate, Michael Zampano, mechanical project engineer, shows Machine Design the company’s VersaFlex AP 10 pallet handling system. Designed for medium-duty pallet-handling applications—such as automotive components, larger battery cell applications, machining center operations, and inspection and testing centers—this conveyor system has a repeat accuracy of ± 0.1 mm when used with mk pallets and locating devices. The pallets can be machined to accept its customers’ product fixtures.

Other features include cushioned and non-cushioned pallet stops; a pallet diverter with double-acting pneumatic rotary drive; and pallet-locating device includes necessary pallet stop.

Zampano points out the system’s modularity and its two sizes of 300 mm × 300 mm and 250 mm × 225 mm, handling loads up to 60 lb. He also shows us the VersaFlex chain widths, which allow for a more modular construction. 

The company’s CAD360! tool allows customers to model and download simple conveyors as well as full systems in mk’s VersaMove line. 

READ MORE: Automate 2024 Wrap-up: Shifting the Robotics Paradigm to Flexible, Agnostic Solutions 

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Sharon Spielman | Technical Editor, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s technical editor, Sharon Spielman produces content for the brand’s focus audience—design and multidisciplinary engineers. Her beat includes 3D printing/CAD; mechanical and motion systems, with an emphasis on pneumatics and linear motion; automation; robotics; and CNC machining.

Spielman has more than three decades of experience as a writer and editor for a range of B2B brands, including those that cover machine design; electrical design and manufacturing; interconnection technology; food and beverage manufacturing; process heating and cooling; finishing; and package converting.

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