Gloucester’s CKF Systems secures manufacturing license with USA conveyor belt business

Robbie Dawson, CKF Systems. Stephen Hubbard, Intralox. Jamie Quinton, CKF Systems

Robotics and automation systems integrator CKF Systems has been awarded a licence to manufacture Intralox ARB (Activated Roller Belt) technology.

USA-headquartered Intralox, which also has a UK base at Kingswinford in the West Midlands, develops conveyor belting, conveyor equipment and services.

CKF is one of the largest UK based system integrators, designing and manufacturing robotic and automated systems and conveyor systems.

The company has a long-standing relationship with Intralox and the licence to manufacture ARB technology in-house will give CKF more flexibility and scope to continue to design and develop new products for their customers.

The licence includes applications for 90 degree transfers that don’t need pushers or pop-up systems and a range of merge units, from simple inline merging to more complex systems capable to merge a large number of product lanes.

The CKF built equipment, using Intralox’s patented technology, allows higher throughputs and smooth handling of a wider range of products, with less maintenance and product damage than traditional merging and transfer methods.

Jamie Quinton, Managing Director, CKF Systems, said: “We really value our relationship with Intralox and are delighted to have been awarded this licence to manufacture ARB technology in-house. It’s a testament to the strength of our relationship with Intralox and also the skill, expertise and knowledge we have in our team at CKF – we are delighted to have been recognised by Intralox in this way.”

Stephen Hubbard, Corporate Account Manager, Intralox, added: “Intralox are pleased to extend our preferred partnership with CKF by granting a licence to supply our unique range of Passive ARB applications as part of their pack handling systems.

CKF have demonstrated a high quality and service approach to our mutual customers that is consistent with Intralox which made this a natural next step in our long-term business relationship.”