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Mobility Engineering Slat Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 16:31:16

Filed under: Slat, Plastic, Steel, Videos, Case Studies

Plastic slat conveyors are predominantly used, and are ideal in such industries as food and pharmaceuticals, where rapid speed and accuracy is of the utmost importance, plus they also have the ability to be washed down for hygiene purposes.

Plastic/Acetal Slat Conveyors are used more for the lighter products, and usually in the food/pharmaceutical industries, where narrow products, such as plastic tubs, yoghurt and ice cream pots, etc, are conveyed from various filling machines, through barcode readers and either straight to packing areas or straight into freezers, cool rooms or storage areas.

Steel Slat Conveyor Systems are predominantly used, and are ideal in such industries as food and pharmaceuticals, where rapid speed and accuracy is of the utmost importance, plus they also have the ability to be washed down for hygiene purposes.

Steel (usually stainless) slat conveyors are predominantly used for heavier industry, where the conveyor needs to be built to a very robust design, especially when handling heavy steel products such as automotive parts (presented to the conveyor via a robotic system), punched/pressed parts (from underneath machines), etc.

As they are generally situated in dirty and possibly wet conditions, the slats tend to be stainless, rather than mild steel, as their life expectancy would be greater.

Here are some our our latest slat conveyor designs at Mobility Engineering:

Acetal Slat Merge Conveyor


 

Modular Belt & Slat Merge Conveyor System


 

Stainless Steel Acetal Slat Chain Conveyor

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Tags: slat, conveyors, plastic, stainless, steel, mobility, engineering


Edge Guiding Pneumatic Pusher Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 13:12:05

Filed under: Conveyors, Chain Driven, Videos, Technical

The team at Mobility Engineering was asked to design and build a powered roller conveyor with a pneumatic diverter, which would send various different sizes of sheet steel to the edge of the conveyor along a production line.

Chain Conveyors are predominantly used for either very heavy loads, very wide and awkward loads, or where the base is not suitable (not flat or firm - product/pallet/stillages may have feet underneath) to be handled on rollers.

Chain Conveyors are, in their simplest form, chains that sit and run within guides, that carry the load.

Instances where chain conveyors are used are conveyor systems for: Automotive handling (where clients are moving large and awkward automotive parts, car bodies, chassis, trucks, etc.), Industrial (radiators and other products which are particularly wide or heavy).

Edge Guiding Pneumatic Pusher Conveyor For Sheet Steel

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Tags: chain, driven, roller, conveyor, pneumatic, pusher, mobility, engineering,


Why Choose Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 12:57:16

Filed under: Conveyors, Business, Videos, History

Mobility Engineering have been experts in materials handling since 1974 and are a wholly UK based company, in Lymm, Cheshire.

We are experts in conveyors

We are experts in conveyors and whether you need development, design, manufacture or installation, our team know conveyors and materials handling systems inside and out. Our team's skillset allows us to provide our customers with cost effective seamless conveyor solutions backed up by a superb after sales service, and we have worked with a large number of our clients for many years.

We design bespoke conveyors

We design, develop, manufacture and install our bespoke conveyors and material handling systems from our purpose built factory. Our specialist team of engineers, designers and project managers deliver bespoke solutions to suit a variety of customers from a wide range of industries.

Our design office produces full working drawings, prior to any conveyor or system being manufactured, which gives our team the versatility to be able to offer detailed bespoke designs and layouts. Alongside, we have our in-house machining shop and control design engineers, who offer the control cabinet and full logic/software control system.

We work in many different industries

We have accumulated a wealth of experience in the mechanical, structural and electrical disciplines within the field of materials handling. We have supplied to most industries including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Clothing, Computers, Construction, Distribution, Electronics, Food, Laundry services, Manufacturing, Mail Order, Mining, Packaging, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Pottery, Recycling, Restaurants (Sushi & Noodles), Ship building, Textile, Transport, Warehousing, Waste management and White goods amongst many others!

 

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Tags: mobility, engineering, bespoke, design, installation, conveyors, materials, handling, cheshire, uk, madeingreatbritain


The Mobility Engineering Parcelator

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 12:17:02

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Videos, Case Studies, New Ideas

Telescopic belt conveyors are multi functional conveyors which are used in many different areas for carrying products, mainly in the loading and offloading of parcels or other objects onto vehicles such as vans and lorries. 

Loading and unloading of vehicles can be performed easily using a boom conveyor's extension and retraction parts which can move both forward and in reverse. 

Mobility Engineering was asked to design and install and boom conveyor or "the parcelator" for a client who had loading and unloading requirements. The team has designed the boom conveyor (which can be seen in our video) which will match or exceed any other brand of conveyor in terms of build quality, design, functionality and longevity. We can produce different models of the parcelator to suit different clients, and the conveyor can be adapted to have 600 mm or 800 mm wide belts, different base lengths and designs, creating many different combinations to suit particular clients.

This particular client required a Parcelator which is to be used for unloading tyres from delivery wagons to the warehouse. We designed, built and installed a Parcelator conveyor with a 600 mm belt width, with a length of 6 metres when compacted and an extended length of up to 18.6 metres, which runs at 45 metres a minute.

Boom Conveyor or the Parcelator Conveyor - A Unique Design

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Tags: parcelator, boom, extending, conveyor, offloading, loading, deliveries, warehouse, bespoke, design, installation


Conveyors for the Food Industry

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 16:34:17

Filed under: Conveyors, Slat, Plastic, Business, Videos

It's getting to that time of year again soon, one where the food industry goes into overdrive - yes the Christmas holiday season will soon be upon us. At Mobility Engineering we work closely with many food producers, both large and small, to ensure that their factories and warehouses run smoothly at this very busy time of year. 

Food production can include all types of applications from raw and cooked meats, poultry and fish to packaged meals and confectionery, so custom built food conveyors are needed and the team at Mobility Engineering is highly experienced in producing food conveyors for any of these processes. 

Here are some of our bespoke conveyors designed for clients in the food industry.

Flighted Conveyor for a Bakery For Confectionery Goods



Inspection Rolling Conveyor For Vegetables and Fruit



Biscuit Reclaim Belt Conveyor

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Tags: food, conveyors, processing, packaging, bakery, confectionery, bespoke, clean, stainless steel, belt, mobility, engineering


The Benefits of Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 23 September 2019 at 16:02:23

Filed under: Conveyors, Transport, Case Studies, Technical

Conveyors are used for movement of materials, products and loads throughout a manufacturing or distribution facility. They can be horizontal, inclined or vertical devices. Product transport is powered by gravity or by hydraulic or electric power. Loads ride on rollers or a belt that travels along a fixed path with specific points for loading and unloading. As they enable large volumes of material to be moved rapidly through a process or facility, conveyors reduce staffing costs by speeding up processing. Typical conveyor applications include movement of cases, totes or pallet loads into and out of transport, to and from static or automated storage systems, or from a picking area to packaging for shipping.

There are two primary types of Conveyors. These include:

Gravity conveyor: - The simplest kind, gravity conveyors feature an incline and/or use the force of gravity, or of a person, to push the load along the conveyor surface. 

Powered conveyor: Driven by either an electric or pneumatic power system, a powered conveyors’ movement is driven by motors and drives.

Conveyors are used in a variety of areas to move materials throughout a facility:

  • Assembly: Moving products through production processes;
  • Transportation: Moving pallets, cases and totes throughout a facility;
  • Staging: Accumulating and holding items for further processing or packaging;
  • Warehousing: Moving products from receiving to storage;
  • Order Picking: Moving ordered products from storage to picking areas, and completed orders to trailer-loading area for distribution.

Conveyors provide a variety of benefits:

  • Ergonomics – Because they do the work of load movement, conveyors eliminate the chance of operator injury from pushing or pulling a load
  • Process flow - Conveyors can be used as a part of an assembly or manufacturing process
  • Safety – Because they move loads along a fixed path, conveyors eliminate the chance of collisions associated with forklift or manual product movement
  • Speed – Conveyor speed can be set to accommodate slow and peak demand periods
  • Transportation – Conveyors facilitate the internal movement of totes, cases or pallet loads throughout a facility with minimal or no labor required

Conveyors provide internal material movement for facilities in nearly every industry, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Appliance
  • Automotive
  • Beverage
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Consumer goods
  • E-Commerce
  • Food
  • Hardware
  • Hospital
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials processing
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics
  • Retail
  • Warehousing and distribution

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Tags: conveyors, industry, loading, unloading, packaging, warehousing, materials, handling, powered, non-powered, gravity, rollers, belt


Who are Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 18:03:44

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos, General, History

Mobility Engineering have been producing conveyors and conveyor systems since 1974. We design, develop, manufacture, install and commission conveyors and material handling systems from our purpose built factory.

Our talented team of engineers, designers and project managers deliver bespoke solutions to suit a variety of customers from a wide range of industries. Our full drawing/design office produces full working drawings, prior to any product/conveyor being manufactured, which offers the versatility of being able to offer more bespoke designs and layouts. Coupled with this, is our in-house machining shop and control design engineers, who are able to offer the control cabinet and full logic/software control system.

Generally (or more simplistically) conveyors and conveyor systems can be broken down into two distinct divisions - powered and non-powered. Non-powered conveyors are gravity conveyors, therefore, relying on gravity to get from A to B (either horizontally, by human resources pushing, or via a decline, so the product moves under its own weight).

Being non-powered means you simply cannot control the movement/flow. Powered conveyors, on the other hand, are much more reliable and versatile with regards control and process flow. Being powered, you are in control of how and how fast the product goes from A to B, plus it can have the added benefit of accumulation.

Examples of powered conveyors are:- 1) Belt Conveyor (Fabric), 2) Belt Conveyor - (Plastic Modular), 3) Powered Roller Conveyor (Lineshaft), 4) Powered Roller Conveyor (Chain Driven), 5) Slat Conveyor (Acetal - Plastic), 6) Slat Conveyor (Stainless Steel), 7) Chain Conveyor, 8) Magnetic Conveyor

 

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Tags: conveyors, conveyorsuk, ukconveyors, bespoke, design, install, engineering, cheshire, lymm, experienced, history


Mobility Engineering Bespoke Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 16 September 2019 at 16:36:46

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos

Mobility Engineering have been designing and installing bespoke conveyors since 1974. We are a family based engineering company that is small enough to care about individual businesses but large and experienced enough to deal with multinational-companies too.

We have designed, developed, manufactured and installed high quality conveyor systems and material handling systems from our purpose built factory in Cheshire for 45 years. We have a team of engineers, designers and project managers who will deliver bespoke solutions to customers in industries varying from food production and bakery to heavy industry and engineering.

Mobility Engineering cares about our customers, which is why clients return to us time after time when systems need updating or new designs and innovations are required. We are very happy and, in fact, prefer to be involved from the very early stages of a conveyor system enquiry, as this means designing and building from the bottom up to ensure the client gets exactly what they require.

Here are some of our bespoke designs:

Roller Conveyor and Goods Lift



Slat Merge Conveyor



Incline Flighted Belt Conveyor With Hopper And Hood


 

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Tags: mobility, engineering, bespoke, designs, cheshire, uk, conveyors, design


Chain Conveyors and Pallet Handling

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 10:53:46

Filed under: Chain Driven, Videos, Industry

Where pallet handling is involved, normally chain conveyors are predominantly used.Chain conveyors are perfect for either very heavy loads, or wide and awkward loads where the base may not be flat (pallets often have feet on the bottom). These are often considered to be the best type of roller conveyor for handling pallets. A chain conveyor is made up of chains that run within guides that carry the load.

Pallet Transfer Turntable With Chain and Powered Roller Conveyors


 

Pallet Handling With a Pallet Roller Conveyor

A Chain Driven Roller Conveyor which is used for pallet handling is the most heavy duty type of powered conveyor. It is usually used where items such as pallets, drums and heavy items need to be moved around and items are normally fed onto the conveyor by machinery or fork truck as they are extremely heavy.

Chain Driven Roller Conveyors used for moving pallets and similar materials must be up to heavy duty usage. They normally consist of sprocketed and thick walled steel rollers, with a chain mechanism, a fully enclosed side frame and an externally mounted motor.

Rollers on Pallet Handling Systems

Pallet conveyors or chain driven roller conveyors are generally constructed from powder coated mild steel, although other finishes such as bright size plate can be provided if this is requred.

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Tags: chain, conveyor, pallet, handling, industrial, materials, uk, conveyors, mobility, engineering


Conveyors for Food Production

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 10:45:24

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Plastic

Conveyors that are used in the food industry have to be designed and manufactured to specific standards. One of the major requirements within the food industry is that the food conveyor must be very easy to clean for obvious hygiene and food standards reasons.

Easy to Clean Food Conveyors

Being "easy to clean" means that there must be easy access to all surfaces, whether they are in direct contact with the food product or not. A well designed food conveyor will offer easy cleaning access to all areas, and it will also require minimum maintenance.


 

PVC/PU Food Conveyors

The surface finish of a food conveyor is also very important, which is why PVC/PU belt conveyors (including modular belt conveyors) are often used on processing, assembly and packing lines in the food industry. A food conveyor with a rough surface would hold on to food deposits, and no matter how small these are, these would encourage the growth of bacteria.

Mobility Engineering Designs Food Conveyors

Food processing can include all types of applications from raw and cooked meats, poultry and fish to packaged meals and confectionery, so custom built food conveyors are needed and the team at Mobility Engineering is highly experienced in producing food conveyors for these applications. One of our longstanding clients is Aimia Foods in Merseyside and they have been happy to provide us with an excellent testimonial.

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Tags: food, hygiene, conveyors, pu, pvc, belt, conveyors, mobility, engineering, uk, bespoke, design, industry


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