Material Handling Industry
Material Handling Industry
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Material Handling Industry

Material Handling Industry

The use of electric linear actuators in the highly automated material handling industry continues to grow. Reliability, efficiency, cost, performance, and environmental benefits have driven the demand for these actuators in the material handling industry. They are used in all equipment employed during the movement, control, and storage of the goods throughout the manufacturing, consumption, distribution, and disposal phases. Needless to say, these equipment have diverse actuation requirements and operational challenges. At Venture Manufacturing, we offer a broad portfolio of electric linear actuators or electric actuators in compact, yet modular designs to meet the different application requirements. If you want to know how our electric actuators can support your material handling application, please contact us today!

Industry Challenges and Requirements

  • Speed: Highly automated systems must move the unit and bulk loads faster in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. So, the industrial actuators used in these systems must be able to operate quickly and meet the material handling requirements of the industry.
  • Durability and Reliability: Material handling equipment is used heavily in manufacturing facilities. The actuators must be reliable and robust enough to withstand these challenging work environments.
  • Precise and Accurate Positioning: Material handling tasks require precise positioning and control of unit and bulk loads. Actuators must be able to achieve this precision to ensure the safe and efficient handling of these loads.
  • Vibration: Highly automated systems may vibrate vigorously during the operation. These vibrations may lead to noise, and also wear and tear of actuators requiring regular maintenance. Actuators must be designed for low maintenance and consistent performance.
  • Cost: Automated material handling systems possess duty cycles, and require motors that can withstand these cycles. Brushless motors are used for the task and add to the cost of actuators. Actuators must be designed wisely to avoid operational costs.
  • System Integration: Material handling systems utilize control systems to manage actuator movement. The actuators must be compatible with these control systems.

Our Solutions

  • Our electric linear actuators assure high accuracy, repeatability, and precision required for the unit or bulk load handling in manufacturing and warehouse environments.
  • Our linear actuators are offered with IP67M/IP69K ratings, which assure consistent performance and stability in challenging work environments.
  • These actuators are programmable, ensuring their precision in motion control and torque control.
  • Electric linear actuators are leak-free and do not vibrate vigorously, which makes them an ideal choice for industries that require hygienic and noise-free environments.
  • Our electric actuators support system integration for better motion control in highly automated material handling equipment.

Actuator Driven Material Handling Applications We Serve

At Venture Manufacturing, we have been designing actuators for different material handling applications.

  • Diverting and Holding: Bottle filling is one of the most common processes in the food and beverage processing industry. During the process, the bottles are shifted onto two conveyors – one where the bottles move in line after filling and they are diverted to another conveyor after a point. An electro-mechanical actuator will help in effective diverting and holding.
  • Case Packaging Changeovers: In this process, the pre-filled bottles are packaged in a case. This process may involve several case packers lines attending different case sizes and bottles. These lines require regular changeovers, which can be easily achieved using electric rod actuators. These actuators can lead to improved changeover and efficiency.
  • Lane Changing: Many food processing lines include packets of different shapes and sizes. These packets must be stopped at precise lines and change lanes. An electric actuator will help in better positioning, allowing the packets to change lanes.
  • Hoppers and Feeders: Hoppers are used for holding raw materials such as rock, grains, powders, and so on until required during manufacturing. Feeders are used for feeding these materials into hoppers. Both these parts require accurate positioning, speed, and feedback. This can be easily achieved using electric actuators. Our electric actuators are IP-rated and can withstand moisture and dust.
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV): These portable vehicles are used across warehouses or factories to transport heavy materials across the facility. Position and height adjustments are one of key requirements of these vehicles. AGVs are equipped with heavy duty electric actuators that assure better positioning and height adjustments in these vehicles, thereby making material handling easy.

Want to know how our material handling linear actuators can help you build smart and productive warehouses or manufacturing plants? Contact us today Our team is ready to answer your queries and assist you with the technical information needed to start a project.

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