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Powered Conveyor Systems

We can design and manufacture powered conveyor systems to your specification. Whether small conveyors you can almost fit under your arm, to huge multi-ton waste recycling conveyors.

Using state-of-the-art Autocad and 3-D Solidworks design software, our team of designers can model and simulate any conveyor conceivable, before handing the drawings over to our team of highly skilled fabricators, welders, and laser-cutters to produce the final machine.

belt conveyors
General belt conveyors
food conveyor
Food Conveyors
pharmaceutical conveors
Pharmaceutical Conveyor Systems
mezzanine floor conveyor
Mezzanine Floor Conveyors
Waste Recycling Conveyors
Production Line Conveyors

Individual Conveyor Belt Machines

Our design team can work with you to help you realise your production conveyor requirements. We have decades of experience working with belt conveyors, plastic modular conveyors, slat conveyors (steel and plastic), and chain-drive conveyors. Whether it be a standard mezzanine conveyor for a warehouse, an indexing production / assembly line conveyor, a pharmaceuticals manufacturing or bottling conveyor, or a input / takeaway conveyor, we have the expertise to create the perfect system for YOUR production requirements.

Multi Conveyor Systems

Central Conveyors can help you to realise a full conveyor network for complex warehouse or production/assembly requirements. We are able to produce interconnecting conveyor machines and - more importantly - the control systems to mesh them into one integrated system. Our in-house electricians, panel builders and PLC programmers can create sophisticated control and PLC networks to accomplish highly complex behavior, tying in sensors and transducers to operator control panels to give not only automation, but a high degree of operator control and monitoring.

Some Typical conveyor belt applications

Some Typical conveyor belt applications

Bi-directional Belt Conveyor

Most conveyors have a belt that is stretched between two rollers. One roller is connected to a motor, and provides the drive to the conveyor. The other - at the far end - is unpowered, and is usually used to provide tension in the belt, courtesy of two screw adjusters that effectively change the 'length' of the conveyor. These adjusters can also be used differentially to centre the belt, and avoid it drifting over from one side to the other.

However, such conveyors are designed to operate in one direction only, with the motorised roller 'pulling' the upper surface of the belt. Such and arrangement does NOT work well if the conveyor is reversed, and the motor is trying to 'push' the belt

In this situation, we build an 'underslung drive' halfway along the conveyor. The belt goes around this drive in an omega-wrap, with unpowered rollers at the bottom of the 'omega'. This is able to push/pull the belt in both directions.

Inclined Belt Conveyors

With gentle inclines, a high-grip belt can be sufficient to hold the product onto the conveyor belt. At angles greater than about 20 degrees, or with awkwardly shaped products (round or cylindrical, for example), we normally supplement this with flights; little 'walls' running horizontally across the width of the conveyor belt. This can require special arrangements for return rollers that support the belt on its return path.

Bend and Curved Belt Conveyor

It IS possible to arrange for a PVC or PU belt to describe a single curve or bend conveyor. However, this technique is very expensive; both to manufacture and to maintain, and each conveoyor can only have one bend.

A more practical solution is to use a conveyor based around a Plastic Modular belt. These remarkable belts can form multiple loops and bends along its length, as well as going up/down, or combining both orientations to describe spirals.

Plastic Modular belting comes in a variety of materials to accomodate conveyors that can withstand a variety of temperatures, and provides a rigid supportive surface. At the same time, the belt can be perforated to allow air to circulate, making it an ideal belt materials for a conveyor carrying food from an oven, or where the product is being dipped into liquid.

Heavy duty Conveyors

For the really rugged conveyor belt systems, we can provide a thick rubber belt, which is mounted bolted onto steel cross-members, which in turn is driven by chains running along each side of the conveyor. This gives incredible traction power. The belt cannot 'slip' or stall on its drive roller, but is instead driven by the chains, which in turn are locked onto sprockets at each end. The motor can stall, but short of this, the belt will just keep on running.

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