Custom Designed Configurations for Product Transport and Positioning
Today’s complex automated equipment in the food processing, bakery, confectionary, electronics, and manufacturing industries often cause tough product handling problems between processes. Among the wide variety of proprietary processing equipment, there is no universal standard for belt widths. This often creates a need to spread or converge products as they move between processes.
In response to these in-line handling and conveying challenges, Wire Belt Company offers you custom designed spreader and converger conveyors. These are simple, positively driven transport conveyors that use narrow width stainless steel belt. Gentle product handling minimizes potential damage to fragile products. Rows of belt run over a food quality, high density polyethylene (HDPE) support surface, driven by a series of stainless steel sprockets for highly sanitary transport.
The standard design is a “fan type” spreader or converger, as shown, which positions products evenly on either side of the conveyor centerline. A variety of other configurations are available to meet other product positioning needs. (For example, the left edge orientation could remain constant, while the product spreads toward the right edge.) Application examples include: food processing equipment such as fryers, coaters, and freezers; bakery equipment such as chocolate coating machines; automated in-line packaging equipment; and spray painting or cleaning of plastic or metal components.
For more information and assistance in developing specifications for your application, contact the Belt Power Corporation at (404) 419-3700.