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MK NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW TKU 2040 INDEXING CHAIN CONVEYOR
mk North America Posted 11/28/2017
The newest addition to mk North America’s line of industrial conveyor systems, the TKU 2040 features chain with attachments as a standard, along with a high load capacity frame and the option for an adjustable width.
BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT—mk North America, a leading manufacturer of conveyor systems and other material handling solutions, is announcing the introduction of a new addition to its product line, the TKU 2040 indexing chain conveyor.
Made with mk’s t-slot aluminum extrusions, the TKU 2040 represents “the next generation in attachment chain conveyors,” according to mk Marketing Manager, Kate Nadeau.
Intended to expand on mk’s KTF-P 2010 chain conveyor, the TKU 2040 is specially designed for indexing applications and boasts twin roller chains with the option of workpiece profile pallets or v-shaped fixtures in brass or polyoxymethylene (POM) to hold the products being conveyed.
Optimized for fixed-cycle operation, the TKU 2040 is ideal for automated production applications such as integration with machining stations, marking stations, RFID tagging, painting stations, and others.
Technical Features and Specifications
The TKU 2040 features compact, low-maintenance direct drive motor; high load capacity of up to 1,550 pounds; and the option for an adjustable width frame between 195 mm and 1,500 mm.
Other technical highlights include:
- Operating conveyor speeds of up to 60 feet per minute
- Flexible modular design for easy change-overs
- Protective guards to prevent operators from reaching into the system, reducing the risk of injury
- Optional lubrication stations to automatically lubricate the conveyor chain
- Optional stainless steel drop pans with threaded drain nozzle
The TKU 2040 system is officially slated for wide release on November 28, 2017.
About mk North America
mk North America is a member of the mk Technology Group and a leading worldwide manufacturer of aluminum conveyors, pallet-handling systems, stainless steel conveyors, and extruded aluminum framing.
Originally founded in 1988, mk North America, Inc. first gained notoriety and recognition for its innovative aluminum framing system. As the needs of its valued customers continued to expand, the company was able to expand its product offerings at the same time and today produces a wide range of innovative, high-quality components and systems for manufacturing companies and machine builders. The company’s original aluminum framing system still serves as the base technology in all of the solutions mk brings to market.