A custom bottle molder that runs around the clock, seven days a week, finds that a modular plastic conveyor offers improved productivity and durability versus steel versions. Custom Bottle in Naugatuck, Conn., a blow molder of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and food containers, reports a significant reduction in downtime and repair costs with the DynaCon modular conveyors from Dynamic Conveyor Corp., Muskegon, Mich. These units have interlocking modules, belts, and accessories that facilitate reconfiguration and adjustment. With frequent product changeovers, the molder can continually change the conveyor size and shape, add or subtract modules, incorporate radius-turns, and make the conveyor steeper or shallower. The DynaCon units reportedly are also less subject to jamming by tails and other scrap—a frequent problem with conventional steel equipment.
Adjustable motors regulate the conveyor’s speed as it carries products from the blow molder to the packing operation. Products can be moved fast enough to keep up with output, yet slow enough to enhance product cooling. The conveyor can be easily serviced by popping off two end caps, pulling out a pin, and removing the entire belt.