Your Most Appropriate Conveyor
How to choose the most appropriate conveyor
There are many types of conveyors, eg. Multi-Flexing Conveyor, Mesh Conveyor, Roller Conveyor and Belt Conveyor etc. How to choose the right conveyor has become a concern for buyers. Heshan transport division have done many years of research on this and summarized as following for your reference:
1. Simplification, be able to use less steps but make more operations, for both installation and operating.
2. Local Environment Consideration, the right decision to buy a conveyor should base on conditions as site area、route and materials.
3. Safety priority, strengthen safety standards is a necessary condition for market access, personal safety should be fully consider when choosing a conveyor, machine safety device has to be installed and used in accordance with state regulations, eg, tripping safety device, automatic safety device, isolation safety device, interlocking safety device, safety control, adjustable safety device, automatic adjustment device and two-hands control safety device etc, belt width should wider than 15cm, rotary speech faster than 9m/min with wheel gear, pulley and coupling firmly cover by shield. For large-scale assembly line, protection fence with height no shorter than 1.2m must be set when complex situation occurs in transmission.
The word “Flex” comes from “Multi-Flexing”, Heshan Brand Multi-Flexing conveyor is an automatic conveying system which is composed by Aluminum Alloy or SUS shaped beam, Elbow, Driven Unit and POM plastic chain plate. These multi flexing conveyor systems use plastic link in many configurations such as X45, X65, X85, X105 and X180 etc. The design of the link achieved the consequent of multi-layer, multi-angles and multi-curves, the width of conveyor can be minimize to 150mm in radius to save space, it use photoelectric sensor or mechanical stopper flexibly converge or diverting materials. The multi flexing conveyor system is suitable for a wide range of automated conveying operations, such as food, electronic, mechanical spares, daily commodities and pharmaceutical etc.
Mesh Conveyor has two series: Modular plastic belt conveyor and Metal mesh Conveyor .The modular plastic belt conveyor is assembling with random length and width with the needs of users, it is the similar structure to Modular construction, which is capable for connecting and reconnect various modules. Module type plastic mesh belt conveyor is driven by sprocket, transport smoothly. Intelligentized module mesh conveyor is facilitate to restructure, it stretch all plastic hinge pin on the belt and assemble the injection molding belt to form interlock unit, saves maintains time and expenses.
Module plastic mesh belt has overcome the problems of pollution, the plastic material is conformed to the Hygiene standard of Hygiene Requirement for the Design of Mechanical Belt Conveyor Used in Meat and Poultry Processing (ANSI/NSF 3-A14159-3-2005). There are no pored or gaps, sources of pollution like blood or grease from pork, chicken/duck, fish or prawn are impermeable, the belt surface is also not absorbable to any liquid. Great chemical stability, will not damaged in hot water or cleaning liquid. Suitable for operations like, Aquatic product processing production line, frozen food production line, puffed food production line, pigs/sheep/chicken or duck butchery industry, agricultural processing industry, fruit grading, packing line, cosmetics industry, battery manufacture industry, beverage manufacture industry, canning industry, chemical industry, electronic industry and rubber plastic production industry etc.
Commonly used materials are PP（Polypropylene), PE（Polyethylene), ACETAL(Acetal) and NYLON etc. Can steady work in environmental temperature from -50 ℃ to 100 ℃, in accordance with FDA, USDA certification standards. Metal mesh belt conveyor uses metal wire belt as carrier, additional chains on both sides, use wearing pin to connect in the middle, sprocket to spin the chains in order to let mesh belt moves along with it, special roller is also available, accessories like lifting and side baffle are free to install to meet various of industrial needs. Stainless Steel or Carbon Steel are preferred materials for metal mesh belt since they are resistant to large temperature variation and strong corrosion environment, eg, cool roomr, forging and heat treatment industries.
Roller conveyor transport the material with motor drive, which makes materials can be transported evenly. It composed by roller, frame, support leg and driven parts. This series of roller conveyor has a feature of large capacity conveying, light running and smartly converge or diverting variety products. It is suitable for trays, cartons and package conveyance, loose material, small items or irregular items need to be convey on a tray or inside the exchange box. Roller conveyor is capable to withstand great loading impact, it is able to conveys heavy
Transmission mode includes O shape belt, sprocket wheel, timing belt and plane friction transmission etc. Lubricating problem should be concerned if temperature not within -10℃～50℃.
When working under high temperature, spread out the gaps between conveying items, and speeds up transferring to avoid heat over-absorbed. Cooling device may needed under certain circumstances. Multi-roller conveying and other conveyor composed by complicated systems may be applicable to meet industrial needs in various aspects. Materials of frame: stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum etc.
The belt conveyor is driven by the continuity of friction driver. It consists of frame, carrier roller, transmission device and etc. Belt conveyor is widely used in the world more than hundred years. It has many advantages like stability transportation, lower noise, simple structure, easy to maintain, less consumption and etc. Belt material can be PVC, PU, Teflon and Nylon etc, it can works in temperature from -30℃ to +60℃, has the advantage of resistance to oil, acids and alkali etc. Furthermore, belt conveyor also has the feature of large incline angle conveying, small radius turning and synchronous transmission etc. When choosing a conveyor, working environment and condition should be first concerned, e.g. work hours, work frequency, effective service life and methods for material supply and discharge etc. Secondly, need to consider about the convey route and material, e.g. angle, length, lifting height; dimension for straight line and curve line section, coefficient of friction and safe factor etc. Tertiary, consider about the nature of materials and capacity to convey, e.g. humidity, viscosity, material abrasion and friction factor, the final convey amount under even distribution circumstance and, when material flowing unevenly, consider to be able to calculate the basic capacity etc.
For your convenience to get to know more about features of all types of conveyors, Heshan convoy division pleased to provide rationalize advice for anyone or any enterprises that interest in buying our product.