Solutions for Machine and Systems Construction

High-Quality Transport Systems Starting at Batch Size 1

mk supports innovations in the machine and system construction sector, from the prototype all the way to standardised production. Our experts develop and produce custom-tailored solutions for all sorts of production and supply chain applications – wherever transfer technology needs to be perfectly integrated into your systems.

For applications in machine and system construction, this means:

  • Innovative transport systems for custom machine construction starting at batch size 1
  • Wide range of flexible modules
  • Custom-development of modules according to customer requests
  • Sophisticated machine interlinks
  • Seamless transfer technology and system integration

Solutions from mk

For machine and system construction applications, mk offers a powerful modular construction kit that our partners can use to independently construct complex systems and custom machines. The key to our success lies in our sophisticated and versatile profile technology and our high-quality base components that can be used throughout the industry.

Our many years of experience allow us to develop and construct custom solutions that can be optimally integrated into existing systems and that work perfectly with controllers (PLCs, robots) and modern testing technology (digital image processing), .e.g. for leak detection and reliable quality assurance using transparent belt conveyors.

Schweißanlage 01

Task
In a welding plant for truck supports, four workstations have to be fully automatically interlinked with six welding cells. The manually pre-cured components are transported on pallets on two parallel conveying paths and delivered with precise positioning. Handling robots distribute the...

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SPU Presse

Task
The mounting process for sensor units for fertiliser spreaders needs to be optimised. Currently, the process is a slow and error-prone one in which a worker manually carries the individual components from station to station, where they are mounted and pressed. To streamline the process, the...

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Drehtisch 01

Task
In a production process for ball bearings, ball bearing races of various sizes are manually positioned at the corresponding processing stations. Since the cycle times vary and to prevent the worker from constantly having to set and remove parts, a simple and cost-effective solution was sought...

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Folienmaschine für Lieferscheintaschen

Assignment
A foil wrapping machine for manufacturing delivery note pockets with glued-on hook-and-loop fasteners is to be fully retrofitted and renovated. The machine processes 80 m of foil or silicone paper fully automatically to produce 1,000 delivery note pockets per minute. The system’s...

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Messkammer 01

Problem definition
Measuring chambers are required for integration in a semi-automated production plant. The chambers must be completely enclosed and blacked out for the use of 3D camera systems. The products to be inspected are to be transferred to the chamber using automated guided vehicle systems...

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Transport ölhaltiger, scharfkantiger Produkte mit Knickförderer

Problem definition
Two machines in a pipe machining process need to be interlinked. Trimmed pipe pieces need to be transported to the next machine where they can be stamped. The pipe pieces are oily and have sharp edges. The interlink system must open to allow vehicles and transport boxes to pass...

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Interlink for the production of cast parts 01

Problem definition
Two machining stations in a production process for cast parts need to be interlinked. The upstream and downstream machines have different cycle times. The interlink needs to restore the system’s autonomy. Two different types are produced on the line simultaneously. They are placed...

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Translucent conveyor for visual inspection 01

Problem definition
A conveyor with a transillumination station is needed for visual inspection in an automated production application. In this station the products are illuminated through the belt and examined with cameras or the naked eye for material defects, incorrect positioning, completeness or...

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Vakuumförderer für Vliesstreifen 01

Problem definition
For an application in the production of non-woven strips, cut sections of non-woven fabric need to be transported from one machining station to the next. The material is very thin and light. The system needs to run at a high speed of 140 m/min. The strips must be transferred from...

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Interlinking stamped parts 01

Problem definition
In a metalworking application, round stamped parts in various formats need to be transported from one machine tool to the next. The interlink needs to bridge a slight height difference. The parts must be conveyed at 90°, then straight ahead for a section, and then at 90° again....

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