Case Study 2
Our clients brief was to transport bars of soap from a cutting
machine though to a sealing unit and then on to a packing
||200mm wide radiused modular
||800mm wide Pu belts
||110 metres per min
|Number of conveyors supplied
|Full control system
||1 x panel
|Soap bar turning unit
||2 x air operated
The conveyors were to run at speeds in excess of 100metres per
min; this speed was on the limits of what had been achieved
before. We therefore affixed Kevlar wear strips to the modular
belt and used a special hardened plastic for the wear strips.
Conveyors of this type had never been run at the speeds required
within the adverse ambient conditions of the factory in
The conveyors had a central tracking groove and were 20m long.
The conveyors were supplied with a quick release device to enable
the belt to be replaced quickly. The frame was a canter lever
design, which once again enabled the customer to remove and
replace the belts within minutes.
Soap Bar Turner
The soap bars had to turn through 45 degrees without being
toughed or slowed down, they were travelling at 100 metres per
minute. We tackled the problem by sensing the product and
progressively blowing air through a whisper knife.
To supply a system that could transport two lanes of soap bars
through a slitter and on to a sealer, to rotate the bars though
45 degrees and to conveyor them on to 2 x packing station belt
conveyors all at the line speed of 100 metres per minute.
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