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Conveyors: Thinking small!

21 January 2019

WMH has designed and built a series of mini conveyors, with the shortest coming in at under 10cm in length. 

These mini conveyors are grouped together to form part of a complex system, but each of the individual units is a fully formed, self-contained conveyor which could stand alone; complete with end rollers, drive unit and tension adjusters.

When assembled into the finished machine the mini conveyors use servo drive technology to collate and position a random flow of products into equally spaced and accurately positioned units.  The smart collation creates batches of product which go on for further processing together.

Manufactured to WMH’s hygiene and wash-down standards, the smallest conveyor the company has ever built has an end to end length of just 100mm and is fitted with stainless steel crowned end rollers, manufactured in-house.  The conveyor has an underslung servo drive motor coupled to the drive roller via a toothed belt and pulleys.

Due to manufacturing restrictions of the belt, the conveyor had to be fitted with four 50mm wide belts to give the required product carrying width.

“This is a bit of a novel design to solve a particular problem” said a spokesman for WMH “the design principles developed for this project though will be carried through to other applications in the future”.

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