Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Conveying

Improving conveyor belt hygiene

01 June, 2008

Rydell Industrial (Belting) has introduced its ThermoDrive sprocket-driven hygienic conveyor belting.


Conveyor components

01 June, 2008

Pobco Plastics, a manufacturer of plastic and wood conveyor components, has launched its brand in Australia following the appointment of Smith & Searls Pty Ltd to represent them in Australia and New Zealand.


Custom-engineered shaft seals for bulk processing equipment

12 May, 2008

MECO offers custom shaft seals for slow-turning bulk process equipment. Because no standard seals will work properly in every application, MECO engineers specify the design and construction materials for each seal according to actual shaft diameter, speed, clearance, process chemistry, temperature, pressure variation, thermal shaft growth, etc.


Spiral conveyor retrofits

12 March, 2008

Industrial Conveying has instigated a retrofit option to save on the expense of replacing an entire steel belt spiral conveyor system. This will suit many industries including food processing, assembly, manufacturing, automotive manufacture and general engineering.


Vacuum holds vibrator in place

10 October, 2007

Emptying hoppers can be a chore when the product doesn't want to come out. The usual method is hammering, or better, use a vibrator, properly sized and with the correct action.


Tight transfer belt

10 August, 2007

Intralox LLC has released its new Series 1000 flat top belt, developed to meet needs of the beverage and packaging industry applications that require very tight transfers and high belt strength.


Table talk

13 July, 2007

Using two electric vibrating motors has long been the usual method of getting a true vertical action in a vibrating table. This is a good system when the application doesn't change, but often the table may be used for many purposes. This then means that either a compromise is needed between the various applications or a variable speed motor is required.


Sanitary accumulator

13 June, 2007

Garvey's Infinity Series accumulators provide high-speed, low backpressure accumulation for production lines, which was previously difficult, due to product instability and/or susceptibility to damage.


Hygienic conveying

13 June, 2007

Intralox's Clean Team claims to deliver conveyor sanitation technology that reduces cleaning time and water usage compared to manual cleaning. The Intralox SeamFree family of belts, which includes the Series 800, Series 850 and the Series 1650 SeamFree Minimum Hinge Flat Top belt, effectively channels water and debris away from the hinges and to the edge of the belt. The EZ clean in llace system with Angled EZ Clean Sprockets provides maximum cleaning efficiency in the belt underside, sprockets and shafts.


New website helps food industry manage allergens

27 April, 2007

The Allergen Bureau has targeted the food industry with the launch of a website that aims to facilitate the improvement of food allergen management in Australian and New Zealand industry.


Blue fabric conveyor belts

11 April, 2007

HP Blue polyurethane conveyor belts meet the stringent requirements for food safety and hygiene required by equipment manufacturers and end users within the food manufacturing industry.


Smooth move

11 April, 2007

While the more common drive for vibratory conveyors is by electric vibrating motors, their physical characteristics make them inherently unsuitable for very large strokes and long conveyor lengths, since they need to drive through the centre of gravity of the tray. To obtain a true linear action two motors are needed with consequent increase in weight and complexity.


Stainless steel spiral conveyor

12 February, 2007

ICA has released a spiral conveyor system made from food grade stainless steel specifically for applications in the food and beverage industries.


Vacuum conveyors

12 February, 2007

Vacuum technology company Piab has been developing USDA vacuum conveyors, and claims the PIAB C33 is the first vacuum conveyor to satisfy the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Belt maintenance tool

19 January, 2007

Faster, simpler lacer installation of wire hooks has been made possible with the Roller Lacer from Flexible Steel Lacing Company. The Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class portable tool is designed for fast, easy, hook installation and reduces operator fatigue and minimises down time without sacrificing precision.


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