For Release: December 3, 2012
Newburyport, MA — Jim Laverdiere, KLEENLine Owner and President announced that the Company has joined Pro Mach™ Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pro Mach business units and related brands together operate as a leading provider of integrated packaging products and solutions for food, beverage, household goods, pharmaceutical, and other diverse consumer and industrial companies. Jim stated that, “we’re delighted with this step forward for KLEENLine customers and employees. Pro Mach has a strong reputation for investing in its brands and their automation solutions. Most importantly, Pro Mach shares KLEENLine’s deep commitment to providing superb customer service and is known as an industry leader in providing high quality, innovative integrated packaging solutions. KLEENLine will continue to operate out of our Newburyport, Massachusetts facility.” Jim joins Pro Mach as Vice President and General Manager for the KLEENLine operation. KLEENLine will join Pro Mach's newly formed Material Handling Business Unit, which includes Pro Mach’s brand Shuttleworth, based in Huntington, Indiana.
Mark Anderson, Pro Mach President and CEO, said, “With KLEENLine, we have an excellent opportunity to offer customers integrated solutions with many of our primary and end of line packaging brands, as well as provide an increasing number of solutions in sanitary product handling and integrated systems. We will continue to invest in KLEENLine to grow their business and further develop their product and service capabilities.”
Bret Ranc, Senior Vice President of Pro Mach’s Material Handling Business Unit added, “With KLEENLine, we share a common tradition of working closely with our customer to deliver the highest quality solutions and service experience. We look forward to collaborating with their talented team and we are confident that no other provider offers the breadth of engineering expertise and solution experience as Pro Mach."
When space is an issue and gentle handling a “must have” requirement,
KLEENLine has the answer.
KLEENLine Introduces Sanitary Fabric Belt Turns.
Gentle Product Handling In Tight Footprint Turns.
For Release: May 10, 2012
Newburyport, MA — KLEENLine's Fabric Belt Turn Conveyor Module provides gentle turning capabilities in demanding food-grade environments especially with tight space restrictions.
Ideal for handling products susceptible to damage by sideflexing modular plastic chain. The smooth FDA fabric belt provides enough flexibility for a wide range of turn geometries in a small footprint.
Cantilevered design and flip-up end rollers allow fast and easy system cleaning to high pressure & caustic washdown standards. The one piece belt eliminates field splicing.
Combine with other KLEENLine Conveyor Systems Modules to create unique product handling solutions!
- Small footprints conserve floorspace
- Single curved belt maintains product row alignment though the turn
- Modular construction makes it easy to add curves to existing production lines
- Tight-nose End Roller enables gentle product handling in transitions
- Top performance in high-pressure and caustic washdown environments
- Fast, easy, no-tool belt removal for cleaning
- One-piece belt: No belt splicing needed
- Wide range of belt widths and turn radii
- Available in fixed or variable speed drives
- Sanitary Washdown construction with covered cleanout holes
- 304 Stainless Steel with ground & polished welds; #4 brushed finish
- FDA Antimicrobial & Antistatic Belt surface
- Cantilevered Drive & Belt support structure
- Flip-up Tight-nose End Rollers, 9/16” Diameter
- Perimeter Lateral Curved Chain-Driven Belt, Food Grade Self-Lubricating
- Belt Widths from 12” to 48”; Curve Radius from 24” at inside Belt edge
- Standard Turn Angles from 45° to 180°. Custom Turn Angles Available
- Motor / Gearbox: 1HP Stainless Steel TEFC, Washdown, Food Grade Oil Filled
Full product information is available at this link: KLEENLine Sanitary Fabric Belt Turn Product Information.
Sanitary Conveying and Robotics Leader KLEENLine Corporation Selects FANUC Robot for KLEENPac Flexible Robotic Case Packing System
For Release: April 17, 2012
Newburyport, Mass — KLEENLine Corporation, for over 25 years the industry leader in the design and construction of ultra-sanitary food manufacturing equipment and full line integrated manufacturing solutions, has selected the FANUC M-420iA Series robot for its new KLEENPac Series of Flexible Robotic Case Packing Systems.
The introduction of our KLEENPac
Series of Robotic Case Packing Systems featuring FANUC’s performance leading M-420iA further extends the company’s expertise in the flexible case packing sector.
“FANUC Robotics is pleased Kleenline has selected the M-420iA as the robotic platform for KLEENPac”, said Sean Murphy, Regional Sales Manager for FANUC Robotics. “Kleenline has combined their deep expertise in sanitary equipment design with the class-leading features of the M-420iA robot to deliver a flexible, reliable and high-performance casepacking solution to their customers in the food and consumer-goods industries.”
Fully configurable to meet individual requirements, and with custom end of arm tooling capabilities, the KLEENPac system can pack virtually any product in any orientation quickly, gently and reliably and is available as a standalone robotic case packing cell, or as part of a fully integrated turnkey case packing solution.
KLEENLine CEO Jim Laverdiere added, “FANUC’s M-420iA packing robot is a best-in-class machine with features and performance ideal for many packaging applications, and has enabled KLEENLine to offer our customers a Flexible Case Packing Solution in keeping with the KLEENLine standard of excellence and craftsmanship we’ve adhered to for over 25 years.”
FANUC Robotics recently signed KLEENLine Corporation as a new system integrator in its Authorized Integrator Program.
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Industry Leader in Hygenics KLEENLine Corporation Selects ABB Robot for KLEENPick HighSpeed Robotic Picking System
For Release: April 9, 2012
Newburyport, Mass — KLEENLine Corporation, for over 25 years the industry leader in the design and construction of ultra-sanitary food manufacturing equipment, has selected the ABB IRB360 Flexpicker for its new KLEENPick Series of High Speed Robotic Food Picking Systems.
The introduction of our KLEENPick Series of Robotic Food Picking Systems featuring ABB’s IP69K Stainless Steel Flexpicker Robot extends the Company’s expertise into the high-speed robotic picking sector.
KLEENLine’s decision is aimed squarely at one of the food industry’s major concerns — microbiological contamination and over all food safety. It also helps address contamination fallout costs from product recalls and the potential loss of consumer confidence.
Fully configurable to meet individual requirements, the KLEENPick series is available as a single robot single product in-feed robotic cell as well as a multiple in-feed, multiple robot and as fully integrated manufacturing system.
“Advancements in the hygienic design of robots have been driven by the increasing call to achieve the highest level of sanitation in the handling of raw food products,” said John Bubnikovich, executive director, marketing and business development, ABB Robotics. “Working with KLEENLine, a clear leader in the development and integration of sanitary processing equipment, will help bring the benefits of higher outputs and consistent hygiene to food, pharmaceutical and other sanitation sensitive applications.” Read the ABB Release.
ABB recently signed KLEENLine Corporation as a new system integrator in its Channel Partner Program.
KLEENLine CEO Jim Laverdiere added, “Our partnership with ABB has enabled KLEENLine to offer our customers high speed robotic pick-and-place systems, adhering to the same stringent sanitary standards we’ve specialized in for over 25 years.”
ABOUT KLEENLine Corporation
KLEENLine builds stainless steel material handling equipment concentrating on relationships with companies that handle foods, pharmaceuticals, and other clean-room dependent products. We apply our understanding of their unique requirements to jump start the design process. Adherence to sanitary standards and compliance with BISC, USDA, and FDA standards is a long-standing KLEENLine commitment.
- Ultra-Sanitary Design and Construction
- Expert in Difficult Applications
- All Required Resources In-House
- Fast Turnaround