Conveyors are a critical part of
pharmaceutical manufacturing, and
there are conveyor manufacturers
that understand this. Accumulation,
high speed bottle filling and blister
packaging, labeling, and tracking—all
The right conveyor should improve your manufacturing process,
not impede it. By Mike Hosch, Dorner Manufacturing Corp.
Conveyor manufacturers rarely design their products with pharmaceutical and medical packaging in mind. It’s easier to go big and overdesign (more robust frames and bigger ball bearings, for example) than it is to go small. Since smaller parts tend to be less durable, reducing the size of a conveyor adds additional engineering challenges.
Then there are the products themselves: Medical and pharmaceutical products are
small, lightweight, and fragile. That makes them difficult to handle, orient, and move.
Clean room requirements also have to be considered, as do any space constraints.
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