Food and Beverage
As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company; Nook Industries has been in the linear motion business since 1969. Nook Industries is a world leader in the production of precision actuation, providing a continued commitment to leading edge manufacturing and cost-effective products for the most advanced applications within the food and beverage industry.
Nook offers customized products ideal for all manufacturers within this industry including manufacturers of food and beverage machinery. The integration of Nook's linear motion products help increase overall manufacturing efficiency and productivity in food and beverage machines.
Food and beverage applications integrating Nook linear motion products include:
- Food and beverage production
- Automated assembly lines
- Conveyor belt systems
- Bottle filling instruments
- Processing machinery and equipment
- Distillery machinery
- Automated cleaning
Developing custom linear motion solutions for the food and beverage industry has given our customers the ability to reach maximum long-term productivity. Call Nook today to optimize your food-processing machines by integrating Nook's highly engineered linear motion components and systems.
APPLICATION SPOTLIGHT: OVEN CONVEYOR
A manufacturer is looking to periodically raise and lower a cylindrical mixer eight inches during the mixing cycle to allow product testing to ensure product quality and consistency. The cylinder weighs 1,700 lbs and is mounted on a movable cart allowing for the final product to be moved to a dispensing station. The customer wants a safety factor of 4 times with respect to capacity.
To minimize the size of the motor drive, a Ball Screw jack will be used. Based on the mounting frame, the inverted rotating configurations will be used.
Oven Conveyor Specifications
- Single motor and drive
- The load will be in tension
- Total travel 8 inches
- 4 times safety factor
- Travel rate is 8 inches in 5 seconds