Mobility Engineering News

Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 16 July 2018 at 14:04:01

Filed under: PVC/PU, Lineshaft, Applications, Testimonials, Case Studies

As always, it is great to receive feedback from our customers, and one project we worked on with a well known catalogue company was extremely successful and the feedback from the client was excellent.

Mobility Engineering were asked to attend the catalogue company's site and study the logistical problems the client was experiencing. Our team then went away after the information gathering exercise and we were then able to assess the situation and offer the client our recommendations and solutions to their problems.

The main problems they were experiencing was within the mail room, where all mail sent to their customers was produced by two mailing machines. Once the mail was produced and enveloped it was placed in mailing tote bins and transferred to a low level mezanine floor where it was put into mailing sacks.

The client did have a system in place which used a number of different conveyors which unfortunately did not allow items to be indexed and, in addition, once the tote boxes were emptied there was no way of returning them to the beginning of the system apart from manually. 

After several visits, and a detailed site evaluation and discussions with the client, our specialist team at Mobility proposed installing a lineshaft 24vDc and PVC belt conveyor infeed line, which would deliver the tote boxes to the mezzanine floor and would also allow a buffering and indexing system.

To solve the problem of delivering the mail boxes to the beginning of the system, we installed a top tier lineshaft conveyor system allowing the buffering of 60 stacks of three boxes via blade stops and a control sequence, with pusher units to deliver the totes back to the infeed staff.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: logistics, mailing, totes, conveyors


What Our Customers Say at Mobility

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 09:22:57

Filed under: Conveyors, General

At Mobility Engineering we love working with our clients and customers and we always strive to provide them with the highest possible service. When a conveyor or materials handling project has been completed we are always extremely pleased to receive feedback from our customers. As well as positive feedback it is always useful to receive feedback about areas that could possibly have been handled differently if relevant as this helps us develop our long term relationships with our clients. Some clients have been with us for many years and this is because of the good working relationship which has developed between our companies. We are very happy to share with you some of the more recent client feedback we have received from our customers.

Customer Testimonials

  • CALYPSO SOFT DRINKS LIMITED, WREXHAM

"Mobility offer a personal and professional approach to our conveying demands, fully engaging in our process needs, and continually providing intuitive solutions to keep us on line."

Mr Chris Edwards (Project Manager)

  • BISLEY OFFICE EQUIPMENT LTD, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES

"We have used Mobility Engineering for a number of years, from simple supply-only conveyor lengths to major production lines involving a good deal of design and development work. Mobility Engineering have worked closely with us to ensure we get the right solution to the right problem, sometimes interfacing with other OEM equipment (machinery, elevators etc.). Their work is always to a high standard and is invariably delivered on time. They have proven themselves time and again to be flexible as regards delivery and installation, and have on more than one occasion pulled out all the stops to get us out of a tight corner. I would not hesitate to recommend them as a supplier of any conveying solution."

Mr Martyn Walters (Senior Production Engineer)

  • AIMIA FOODS, HAYDOCK, MERSEYSIDE

"We have been dealing with Mobility Engineering for many years now. This is due to the fact that their service for conveyor systems is fantastic, constantly offering solutions and not problems. Their products are always innovative and well thought out for the application. We always have great confidence that they will deliver a quality product, on time and in budget. Last but by no means least, their after sales support is outstanding and they always endeavour to provide spares, expertise or ideas as soon as possible. They are a great supplier and we consider them part of our team."

Mr Patrick Mroczak (Director)

  • HONDA UK MANUFACTURING LTD

"Honda found Mobility to be proactive and responsive to our requirements. With prompt and professional response from both their Engineering and design sections in realising Honda's requirements and delivery schedules."

Mr Simon Bullock (Engineering Manager)

Tags: feedback, customers, clients, mobility, engineering, service, excellence


Mobility Engineering Magnetic Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 21:34:46

Filed under: Magnetic, Videos, Applications

Mobility Engineering specialises in magnetic conveyors. These are used to convey small steel objects, usually during the manufacturing process. They can convey items straight from under a press or from outside a press which is fed with an internal conveyor.

Mobility Engineering Magnetic Conveyors

The magnetic conveyor is a fascinating piece of equipment as you cannot see a moving mechanical part - it is literally a twin strand chain conveyor with magnetic bars attached underneath the stainless steel base. 

Magnetic conveyors can be horizontal or they can run on an incline or be formed into a swan neck, usually when products are being conveyed up into a bin for storage or removal by fork lift.

The type of magnetic conveyor that will be designed for our customers will depend on the items to be transported and the area it is to be used in at the client's premises. This will affect the magnet type used, and the strength and possibly the pitch of the conveyor itself.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: mobility, engineering, magnetic, conveyor, steel, manufacturing


Mobility Engineering Conveyor Experts

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 21:33:55

Filed under: Conveyors, Gravity, Chain Driven, Lineshaft, Slat, Gravity Flex, Magnetic

At Mobility Engineering we specialise in floor conveyors and we are automation manufacturers providing both one-off single products or a multiple of products to depending on our client's requirements.

The Mobility Engineering Factory in Cheshire

We are very flexible in our approach to our client's requirements and we can provide a solution to the most demanding conveying and moving requirements. 

Generally 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 being manually pushed, or via a decline where 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 fast the product goes from A to B, plus it can have the added benefit of accumulation.

Powered conveyors are usually: 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.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: mobility, conveyors, materials, handling, uk, cheshire, manufacturing, design


Materials Handling

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Sunday, 10 June 2018 at 09:17:15

Filed under: Business, Marketing, Technical

Mobility Engineering is a family run company that has been advising clients on materials handling solutions for over 40 years. 

Material handling involves the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

Materials handling can incorporate a wide range of manual, semi-automated and automated equipment and conveyors systems that support logistics and make the supply chain work. It is essential that a business focusses on their materials handling applications to ensure they are able to allocate resources and plan production.

Materials handling systems also help businesses successfully run inventory managemement and control and ultimately the customer delivery service.

Having the correct materials handling solution for your business will improve customer service, reduce inventory, shorten delivery time, and lower overall handling costs in manufacturing, distribution and transportation.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: materials, handling, mobility, engineering, cheshire, uk, warehousing, distribution


Mobility Engineering You Tube Videos

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 19:44:31

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos, News, Industry

The Mobility Engineering You Tube channel is getting more and more popular and it is a great way for us to display to our potential clients and customers the bespoke conveyor and material handling systems we have designed and installed for our past and present clients. 

So here are our top five Your Tube videos currently making the rounds. Sorry people if you are reading this on our newsletter, we can't currently send you a video that you can read in your emails, but you can click right here and come to our website to find out lots more interesting and useful information!

Incline Conveyor for a Bakery

Mobility Engineering were recently approached by a craft bakery in Wales to design and build them a bespoke incline conveyor to use to load and carry their handcrafted bakery products.

 

Turnover and Rotation Conveyor

Turnover & Rotation Conveyors, used for label application or packing processes. Where the boxe has to be in a certain orientation at a certain time. Video speaks for itself.

 

90 Degree Pneumatic Pusher Unit For Material Handling

End of line applications sometimes require boxes/items transferring from one line to another (usually after the they have been packed and wrapped or just prior to wrapping). A cost effective way to achieve this, is by incorporation a 90 degree (pneumatically operated) pusher unit.

 

The Nuts & Bolts of a Pneumatically Operated Twin Chain Transfer System

The internal workings of a pneumatically operated twin chain transfer system, which can be used in 24V or lineshaft powered roller conveyors.

 

Slat Chain Conveyors

Plastic slat chain 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.

Tags: mobility, engineering, video, clients, installations, materials, handling, conveyors, youtube


Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at 22:12:57

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Lineshaft, Business, Applications

We have been very lucky to work with some great clients in the past including many household names. One company we worked with to create a mailroom solution was a well known catalogue company who had logistical problems within their mailroom, mainly with posting out mailshots to clients. 

Our specialist team attended the site to examine the issues involved and make recommendations and solutions. The main issues that arose from the inspection were:

1. Mail which was being transported along their current system could not be indexed.
2. Mail was being moved in totes, however, there was no way of returning these to the beginning of the system.
3. They also needed to buffer store stacks of boxes.

We carried out a detailed site evaluation and after discussions with the client we proposed and installed a lineshaft 24 v DC and PVC belt conveyor infeed line which delivered the totes to the mezzanine, and which allowed a buffering and indexation system. Alongside this we also installed a top tier lineshaft conveyor.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: lineshaft, powered, roller, conveyors, mailroom, logistics


Materials Handling Case Study Futaba

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 21:13:53

Filed under: Conveyors, Business, Case Studies

Our team at Mobility Engineering has been pleased to work with a major car parts manufacturer, Futaba, based in Burnley, Lancashire. Futaba Tenneco UK Limited in Burnley produce steel components for one of the world's largest car producers. 

Improvements in Health and Safety

In order to manufacture the car parts the Futaba factory was filled with fork lift trucks and steel stillages. The team at Mobility was brought into the production area to look at both the health and safety implications of the amount of fork lift trucks moving around the facility together with the need to improve workflow and productivity.

Trialing a New System

After inspecting the site and the work processes involved, the team at Mobility introduced a trial system, which used simple gravity tracking (gravity rollers). However, after the trial, it was obvious to the team that a more bespoke conveyor materials handling system was required which would utilise both two and three tiered conveying, which would improve productivity and achieve a more cost effective result for the client.

Skate Wheels

As many of the tote bins used at the manufacturing plant weighed in at around 20 kilos and the wooden slave boards were around 200 kilos the system was installed using a mixture of steel and plastic skatewheels which worked incredibly well for the manufacturer.

An Excellent Materials Handling System

Futaba did invest an substantial amount of capital in improving their plant and material handlings systems, however, the increases in efficiency and organisation and planning have more than made up for this investment and the plant is now running with a very safe and efficient materials handling solution.

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: futaba, case, study, mobility, engineering, design, burnley,


Mobility Engineering Material Handling

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 18 May 2018 at 17:59:02

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Chain Driven, Slat, Magnetic, Business, Industry, History

Mobility Have Been In Material Handling Since 1974 And Are Based In Lymm, Cheshire.

We design, develop, manufacture, install and commission brilliant 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

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Traversing Trollies

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 26 April 2018 at 14:32:58

Filed under: Business, Transport, Videos, Applications

Sometimes in a manufacturing area, there is not always room for a fixed conveyor unit as it may be obstructive to the workforce or forklifts and other machinery may need to be able to travel through the area. 

Traversing cars or trollies are extremely useful for moving goods from one conveyor line to another. 

Logistics

It is a very important part of logistics to be able to move pallets around a warehouse or distribution area easily. Traversing trollies can be used to move pallets from one conveyor line to another in a very efficient manner. 

Traversing Trollies Move Large and Small Items

The video shows a traversing conveyor system which has been designed and built in house at our factory in Cheshire. It is a great example of a system that can be used to move large items such as pallets or stillages or small items such as car parts.

Traversing Shuttle Car Conveyor Systems

If you are looking for a specialist conveyor or materials handling system call us on 01925 755923 or contact us via our website.    

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Tags: traversing, trollies, cars, conveyors, logistics, pallets, materials handling


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