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As far as conveyors go, this one had to be able to rotate from side to side, and also elevate up and down, on command of the operator. This was to ensure that the skip was filled smoothly and evenly, maximising the amount of waste carried per skip, and hence minimising transport costs...
On the face of it, a very simple conveyors application. The requirement was to carry pulped paper waste up into a skip lorry. To make it more interesting, the conveyor had to be able to rotate from side to side, and also elevate up and down, on command of the operator. This was to ensure that the skip was filled smoothly and evenly, maximising the amount of waste carried per skip, and hence minimising transport costs.
What maked this project more interesting was the material to be pulped… banknotes! The conveyors action required rotation under the influence of two wheels powered by an electric motor. the conveyor is elevated/depressed by hydraulic cylinders controlled electrically from a hydraulic power pack.
The conveyor also had to be covered to prevent the possibility of a rainstorm saturating the pulp to the point where it formed a slurry and could no longer be carried. The pulped paper enters the conveyor hopper via a screw conveyor. The pulp could vary considerably in consistency, from a semi-liquid to a stiff cake. This required careful choice and geometry for the conveyor belt to ensure that the product would be carried at all elevation and rotation positions.
This is a great conveyors example of how getting the detail correct ensures the requirements and function of the machine are fulfilled to the customer’s specific needs. As experienced specialists we have an enviable track record of producing bespoke conveyors and conveyor systems for customers from a diverse range of industries.If you would like more information on these conveyor case studies, or any other CCL conveyors or conveyor systems, call us on 01509 816064 today for an informal, no obligation chat. We’re here to listen to your conveyor enquiry and help provide you with complete conveying solutions.