A knife edge conveyor is a uniquely designed conveyor section used in transferring small parts between sections. The “knife edge” references the tapered, rounded end of the conveyor section. A knife edge is also called a nosebar. In practice, it often takes the form of a steel plate where one end is rounded to a given radius, usually a few millimeters.
Knife edge conveyors are used in any application where small and/or delicate parts need to be moved from one conveyor to another. They create a tight transfer between two sections ensuring that parts don’t fall between gaps. They are common in food and beverage as well as pharmaceutical applications.