Mechanical Conveying

Belt Conveying

Belt conveyor systems are used to transfer either loose or solid materials both horizontally and at inclined angles.  These conveyors can be supplied with solid or interlinked mesh belts, with or without flights dependant upon requirements and can be used a simple transfer systems, feeding devices or as batch or continuous weighers.

Belt conveyors can be supplied open or fully enclosed with inspection hatches and can include multiple inlets to suit the specific in-feed requirements.

Numerous belt materials and types can be supplied to suit the specific material and elevation angle. Such variants include PVC or rubberised belts,  flights or chevrons and integral side walls. In addition belt cleaning systems via mechanical or pneumatic operation can be incorporated.

Roller Conveyors

Roller conveyors are generally utilised for the transfer of solid or containerised materials.  Such conveyors can be supplied with numerous drive options dependant on machine speeds and loading.  Layouts can incorporate multiple lanes, corners and transfer systems.

These conveyors can be of fixed or mobile nature and can be supplied powered or unpowered.

Elevation Systems

Mechanical elevation systems are employed when loose bulk materials need to be lifted either vertically or diagonally to feed a downstream process.  This process is generally done either using an inclined conveyor or one of two types of bucket elevator dependent upon the material, process and routes required.

Inclined Conveyor

These systems are utilised where material requires elevation and sufficient horizontal space is available.  Inclined belt conveyors can be supplied at an inclination angle to suit the physical plant requirements and can incorporate flat, chevron or flighted belts dependent upon the material to be handled and the belt angle.

Belt & Bucket Elevator

This method of material elevation uses a vertical belt with buckets / pockets directly attached to it.  These pockets collect material from a single in-feed point at the machine base and discharge the contents at the top via a centrifugal force method.  These types of system are suitable for specific free flowing materials where only vertical elevation is required.

Swing bin bucket elevators

This is a much more versatile method of product elevation and can be configured to incorporate both horizontal and vertical conveying together with multiple inlets and outlets.  Swing bin elevators utilise a chain driven bucket system where materials are fed into the machine via one or more inlets situated along a bower horizontal section.  Material is discharged from the upper horizontal section via cam systems which actively tip the buckets to release the material.

Screw Conveying Systems

Screw conveyors can not only be used as accurate feeding devices but can also provide an efficient method of transferring bulk materials.  Such conveying systems can be supplied to simply move product from one storage location to another or to convey product over a longer distances and incorporate directional changes via multiple units.

Transfer screws can be designed and supplied to suit our customers exact requirements with respect to conveying rate, dimensions and material handling capabilities.  Rotational sensors & choke switches can be incorporated to monitor screw performance and indicate blockages and faults.

Aero-Mechanical Conveyors

Aero-mechanical conveying systems, often called chain and disk conveyors, comprise of a series of disks mounted onto a central wire rope running within a tubular enclosure.  The rope and disks are powered via a sprocket system at one end and are drawn through the enclosure to convey product.  The conveying action is via a combination of mechanical and pneumatic movement.  These type of conveying systems are useful where line of sight routing is not permissible as they can incorporate numerous direction changes.