Jam Break Tools

A Durable, Lightweight Solution to Safely Unjam Conveyors

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Whether your company moves thousands or millions of packages, operational inefficiencies, product damage or downtime can mean the difference between success and failure.

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Parcel and Distribution Center Jam Issues
Jams happen... from little "Jiffy Jams", to large box jams that stop conveyor throughput. While designing better conveyor replacement parts, Globe's engineering team noticed that parcel and distribution centers were using bent metal makeshift Jam Pole tools or conduit pipes to unjam boxes on their conveyor and auto sorter systems. Sometimes the bent metal ends were welded or fastened and the sharp edges of the tool punctured the package or damaged the product. These heavy unprofessional solutions cause product damage and aren't safe for employees.

Airport Jam Issues
Airports handle thousands of passenger bags each day, and jams can result in luggage missing a flight. While designing radiation protection curtains for security scanners, Globe noticed that often baggage handlers or TSA personnel do not have the tools to safely unjam bags from security conveyors, resulting in exposure and safety issues for staff or baggage damage for customers.

X-Ray Scanner Tool
Cabinet X-Ray systems are used in Food Inspection and a variety of other industries. Our long-lasting composite-based Jam Break Tools allow staff to safely reach into X-Ray cabinets to remove stuck boxes, or rotate items. Providing Jam Break Poles is a much safer solution than having staff use their hands to adjust packages inside scanning systems. 

Composite Solutions
Globe created a family of Jam Break Tools to address these issues by providing a lightweight, durable and ergonomic solution to increase operational performance and enhance employee safety. Made with Brandonite® 1000-75D material, Globe's Jam Break Poles can withstand the extreme wear and tear normally encountered at distribution centers, warehouses, inspection centers and airports.

Rounded Head Reduces Package Damage
The heads of our Jam Break Tools are made of Globe's Brandonite® elastomeric material to provide years of trouble-free use. The Brandonite® composite material is much lighter than metal and easier to use. The specially contoured and rounded heads significantly reduces package damage and provide an ergonomic solution to increase operational performance and worker safety.

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Three Models to Address Any Conveyor Jam Problem

Our line of Jam Break products are used by thousands of distribution centers, airports, and parcel handlers across the world. Companies choose Globe Composite products because they are extremely durable and can handle a variety of package weights and sizes.


Jam Break Tool - Large Package 

Head Size: 7" (178 mm) tall x 7-1/4" (184 mm) wide.

Pole Length: The standard pole length is 8 feet (244 cm).

Pole Diameter: Pole is made of heavy grade aluminium, in two sizes:

  • 1" (25 mm), Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg), Thickness: 1/16" - P/N 01-11-6200
  • 1-5/16" (33 mm), Weight: 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg), Thickness: 1/8" -
    P/N 01-11-6211


Jam Break Tool - Small Package 

Head Size:  5" (127 mm) tall x 2" (54 mm) wide.

Pole Diameter: Pole is made of heavy grade aluminium, with a diameter of 3/4".

Pole Lengths: Poles are available in three lengths:

  • 2 feet (61 cm), Weight: 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg) - P/N 01-11-6154
  • 3 feet (91.5 cm), Weight 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg) - P/N 01-11-6153
  • 4 feet (122 cm), Weight 0.9 lbs (0.40 kg) - P/N 01-11-6169


Jam Break Tool - Overhead Roller Conveyor

The Overhead Roller Jam Break Pole allows you to reach jams on overhead roller conveyors. The uniquely designed head easily fits between standard conveyor rollers to break up jams with ease.  Made with our elastomeric and resilient Brandonite® material, you can twist and turn this extremely tough Jam Break Tool without damaging or breaking it.  The durable molded head also features a tapered base to prevent damage to rollers. 

Head Size: 6-13/16" (42.7 cm) wide x 13" (33 cm) long x 1/4" (0.64 cm) thick.

Pole Length: The standard pole length is 8 feet (244 cm). Longer lengths available.

Pole Diameter: Pole is made of heavy grade aluminium.

  • 1-5/16" (33 mm), Weight: 6.75 lbs (3.06 kg), Thickness: 1/8" - P/N 01-11-6219





Custom Pole Lengths and Bulk Quantity Discounts Available

Globe can manufacture jam break tools in a variety of lengths and offers bulk quantity discounts for larger quantity orders.


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