The MunchMan hinged steel belt conveyor, introduced at the 2012 IMTS show, was designed specifically to handle heavy chip loads with large stringy chips and balls of chips generated in milling and turning applications where high work piece stock removal rates exist. Jorgensen’s Product Development team has continued to refine and improve on the design and is now pleased to introduce these changes in the MunchMan II. Starting with a sleek new look, design enhancements include:
- Patent Pending design improvements to the drive system which allow just one gear motor to run both drive shafts
- New speed control functionality and a current overload sensor with JamManager programming safety device
- The conveyor track has been reworked to offer rapid customer design modification and more efficient fabrication
The MunchManII has been well received and is performing well in our customers' facilities. “All is well with the MunchMan. The operator for that machine loves it. We have put it through the ringer several times and it did great!” "We are Loving it! So far, absolutely no breakdowns and it has spit out large watermelon sized stringers."
The MunchMan II twin-steel belt conveyor employs a unique stacked conveyor arrangement at the lower curve and through the incline and chip discharge of the system. The primary and secondary belts run in opposite directions to grab hold of chips and securely carry them up steep inclines, eliminating the risk of conveyor jams caused by chip balls tumbling back down the conveyor.
"The physical effect of two cleated moving belts compressing and moving the difficult long stringy chips and larger chip volumes is dramatic when compared to traditional single belt conveying systems," says Scott Bramow, Director of Engineering.
The MunchMan II can be designed to effectively fit into most of today’s CNC lathes and machining centers, and has little or no effect on the space required vs. traditional single belt chip conveyors.
Come and learn more about the MunchMan II at Jorgensen Conveyor’s Booth E-5762 at IMTS 2014.