Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arrowhead Systems will be attending this year’s BrewExpo America.



BrewExpo America is the largest brewing conference and trade show in the U.S. and Arrowhead Systems will be in attendance in booth #1530.  Arrowhead Systems will be showcasing the company’s capabilities at the trade show which is being held in Denver, Colorado April 8-11.

Attendees of the show will be able to view a sample section of our ArrowSelect® quick ship open top conveyor in the booth.  Our modular ArrowSelect® Table Top Conveyor is an ideal choice for moving craft beer through the processing line.  The ArrowSelect® offers flexibility with a wide range of chain widths, options, and accessories that will satisfy most layouts or handling requirement.  ArrowSelect® Table Top Conveyors are available in either painted mild steel or stainless steel construction.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fox Valley Technical College Manufacturing Job Fair



Arrowhead Conveyor Corporation will be attending the Fox Valley Technical College Manufacturing Job Fair Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The manufacturing job fair is being held at the FVTC Appleton campus between 10 am and 2pm and features many local manufacturing companies looking to hire skilled labor. For more information visit the FVTC website.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Come visit Arrowhead Systems at the Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair!



Arrowhead Systems will be one of the 180 companies attending the Michigan Technological University’s Spring 2014 Career Fair. This year the event is set for Tuesday, February 18 at the Student Development Complex between the hours of 12pm to 6pm.  The Michigan Tech Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to network with hundreds of companies visiting the campus. http://www.mtu.edu/career/fair/students/

Thursday, December 26, 2013

5 reasons you should upgrade your equipment with an Intralox DARB™ S4500 90˚or ARB™ S7000 Pattern Former:

A&B Engineering Services will retrofit your existing equipment or any Arrowhead Systems equipment with the Intralox DARB™ S4500 90˚or ARB S7000™ Pattern Former. This Intralox patented technology selectively turns, sequences, and diverts product without the use of mechanical devices that touch the product.

The Intralox patented Activated Roller Belt (ARB) and Dual-Stacked Angled Roller Belt (DARB) technology provide the ultimate flexibility for creating customized pallet layers of the most varied products, at the highest rates, with no change-over time between products.

5 reasons you should consider upgrading your equipment with an Intralox DARB™ S4500 90˚or ARB™ S7000 Pattern Former:

  1. Increased productivity: Move over 225 products/min. With the ability to change case orientation and pallet patterns on the fly at the touch of a button and without any mechanical change-over adjustments.
  2. Decrease product damage with the no-touch system: Products are handled smoothly and gently, as they’re directed from underneath the belt. There are no bump turns or grippers that could damage the product.
  3. Maximize floor space: The DARB™ S4500 and ARB™ S7000 are the only pattern formers that provide so many different capabilities in such a small footprint saving your valuable floor space.
  4. Low maintenance: Because there are few moving parts, the robust system requires minimal maintenance.
  5. Improved safety: There are no moving parts outside the machine housing, increasing safety for both workers and products.

Intralox ARB S7000™
Pattern Former
The Intralox ARB S7000™ Pattern Former technology gently turns and lanes cases while providing the ultimate in flexibility for creating customized pallet layers of varied products, at the highest rates, with no change-over between products. Product damage is virtually eliminated by the touch-less turning and diverting the ARB™ utilizes without the use of rails or other devices that touch the product.

The ARB™ S7000 Pattern Former quickly and accurately moves products from the stream into an infinite number of arrangements. The ability to change case orientation and pallet patterns on the fly without stopping comes with a touch of a button.


PriorityPal™ High Level Case Palletizer
 Utilizing an Intralox DARB™ S4500 Pattern Former
The Intralox DARB™ S4500 90° Pattern Former is the fastest in its class. Using patented Dual-Stacked Angled Roller Belt (DARB™) technology, the machine selectively turns, sequences, and diverts product at a 90° angle to the belt’s direction of travel, without the use of rails or other mechanical devices that touch the product. It eliminates the need for void stops and breakage due to product handling.

The PriorityPal™ High Level Case Palletizer utilizes the DARB™ S4500 90° Pattern Former that allows the palletizer to selectively sort, sequence, and divert product at a 90° angle onto the row forming conveyor eliminating the need for void stops and breakage due to product handling.

Contact A&B Engineering Services, the aftermarket service company of Arrowhead Systems, to find out if this technology can help you increase productivity and product handling on your existing equipment.

A&B Engineering Services offers a long list of custom solutions for both legacy and new equipment. Improve your existing equipment’s production capacity with engineered solutions, line controls integration, programming upgrades, and OEM or fabricated parts. You can also call us for technical and field support. If you’ve invested in new equipment, let us help with installation, start-up, and training.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The NeXtgen Sanitary Incline Conveyor

The NeXtconveyor Incline Conveyor with Infeed Hopper and Discharge Chute 


Arrowhead Conveyor’s sanitary line of equipment NeXtconveyor, introduces a new and unique bulk hopper conveyor. Our latest design is this cleated incline conveyor with an infeed hopper and discharge chute. This system is capable of handling a wide variety of food or pharmaceutical products. Our NeXtgen hybrid design is suitable for USDA applications such as raw meats, poultry and seafood.

Cleated Belt Design


NeXtconveyor Incline Conveyor Infeed Hopper
Infeed Hopper
The cleated belt design helps keep the products from falling to the bottom of the conveyor while additional products are being dispensed into the hopper. Inside the all-welded seamless hopper container, a dividing plate has been placed in an optimal position between the cleats for additional product support.




NeXtconveyor Incline Conveyor Three Pin Bracket
Three Pin Bracket

Three Pin Bracket


This NeXtgen hybrid features the latest in sanitary design from our engineers. The three pin bracket seat design for the underneath drip pans allows for quick and easy disassembly for cleaning.


Roller Uptake


NeXtconveyor Incline Conveyor Roller Uptake
Roller Uptake
A cam-levered roller take-up on both sides of the conveyor has been added to make cleaning or changing the belt a breeze. When the lever is in the raised position, the belt can be removed. When the lever is lowered, the cam-lever tension keeps constant pressure on the end of the conveyor, keeping the belt from slipping.



A front cover plate finishes off the sanitary design to ensure products stay contaminate free and also offers the benefit of easy fastener-free removal for clean up duty.