Mobility Engineering News

Materials Handling at Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 12 January 2018 at 15:30:51

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Rollers, Gravity, Chain Driven, Lineshaft, Slat, Gravity Flex, Steel, Magnetic, Applications

It's never too late to wish our customers a Happy and prosperous New Year for 2018, and we hope that you are all back in full production and looking forward to a successful year ahead.

We hope that your businesses are booming and everything is running smoothly. Our team is here for you to chat to any time that you may want to look at improving your material handling systems or installing any kind of new production or packing machinery. We would like to share with you again our video showing our production methods used in our UK factory. We are able to supply and install conveyor systems practically anywhere within the UK, and we are able to design and install all of they conveyors below. 

 

Gravity Roller Conveyors

A sturdy workhorse of a conveyor, which can be used to transfer boxes, trays and anything with a stable bottom.

Gravityflex Conveyors

Gravityflex skatewheel conveyors are an adaptable conveyor which can usually be moved around as required and again are suitable for moving products with stable or flat bottoms.

Chain Driven Roller Conveyors

The most robust and heavy duty of the powered conveyor series, made to convey heavy objects and used particularly in the automotive industry.

Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyors

This is the more lightweight of the powered roller conveyors, and can be used for back to back accumulation.

PVC/PU Belt Conveyors

These are generally used on assembly lines or in clean areas such as the food industry where hygiene is required.

Modular Belt Conveyors

Modular belting is sometimes used instead of PVC/PU belt conveyors and it is very durable.

Plastic Slat Conveyors

These are used where rapid speed and accuracy is of the utmost importance.

Steel Slat Conveyors

These can be easily washed down for hygiene purposes, so are great for using within the food industry where wash down areas are required, and are usually made from stainless materials.

Magnetic Conveyors

Magnetic conveyors are used to convey small mild steel objects and can also move products up and down and incline.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: conveyors, uk, materials, handling, design, engineering,


Waste Management and Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 03 January 2018 at 16:25:55

Filed under: PVC/PU, Chain Driven, Case Studies

An essential component of recycling and waste management operations is a conveyor system which can handle many different types of materials and which is designed to transport them to different locations.

Conveyors in Recycling and Waste Management

Conveyors play a critical role in recycling and waste management facilities. They are an integral part of the sorting process and efficient movement of waste materials. 

Conveyors allow mixed waste to be spread out for inspection and moved from a starting point to a final sorting point, where along the way different materials can be removed as items are sorted. Conveyors are also used for transporting materials such as wood or paper waste into processing and grinding facilities.

Conveyor systems are integral to the success of many recycling operations. The most common types of conveyors used in recycling faclities are belt conveyors and chain conveyors.

Conveyor belts are perfect for moving streams of materials for separation. Vibrating belts act to separate and space materials for inspection by workers. Conveyors used in recycling facilities need to be designed to withstand exposure to constant exposure to abrasives, sticky liquids and dirt.

Typical types of conveyors used in industry include the non-powered conveyor, the powered chain and roller conveyor for handling pallet loads of goods, and the powered belt and roller conveyor for smaller products.

The use of conveyors in an industry which can be dusty and dirty enhances the working process and also improves safety and general work conditions for the employees.

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

Contact Us

(Information courtesy of www.thebalance.com)

Tags: recycling, waste, management, conveyors, belt, gravity, powered, roller, handling


Gravity Conveyors And A Happy New Year

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 29 December 2017 at 16:21:12

Filed under: Gravity, Transport, Videos

Hello everyone from our team at Mobility Engineering! This will be our last message for 2017 and what a great year it has been for us. We would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers all the best for a fantastic 2018 and we can't wait to work together with you on new projects!

We have a brilliant video to share with you to end the year with, which is a recent project completed for a customer who is an automotive component supplier. 

Gravity Roller Stillage Exchange Conveyor System

Our team designed and installed at the customer's premises a gravity roller stillage exchange conveyor system, which also incorporated automatic and manually operated brake mechanisms. This is a tried and tested design, and was, in fact, a repeat order for the client.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to visit our website and view our video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: gravity, roller, stillage, conveyor, system, automatic, brake, mechanisms, mobility, engineering


Happy Christmas From Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 22 December 2017 at 06:52:44

Filed under: Announcements

We hope that all of our customers and suppliers are looking forward to a peaceful and happy break over Christmas and New Year! It has been a pleasure to work together with our customers during 2017 and we look forward to much more of the same next year.

We would like to take this time to stay "thank you" to every one of you who has chosen to work with us and also to our fantastic suppliers who keep our business running smoothly.

With you all a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year from all of our team at Mobility Engineering!

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to visit our website and view our video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: mobility, engineering, happy, christmas, new year, 2017


This Year at Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 15 December 2017 at 15:40:58

Filed under: Announcements, Marketing, News, Case Studies

There are only two more weeks left of 2017 and we are very pleased to say that we have been extremely busy at Mobility Engineering this year! 

We have had a look back over the year and we wanted to share with you all some great videos of the projects we have been working on with our lovely customers.

To have a look at our fantastic videos come and visit us on our Facebook page which you can find here! Simply click on the "videos" link on our page and you will be able to have a look at some of our amazing projects!

Have a look around our page and give us a "Like"! We look forward to seeing you there!

Mobility Engineering has been designing and manufacturing floor conveyor systems for over 40 years and we are true experts in our field. We are a family run company based in Cheshire, UK and can design, deliver and install conveyor systems throughout the UK. Contact us to speak to one of our specialist team members.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: mobility, engineering, facebook, 2017, videos, customers, projects


How Conveyors Have Evolved

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 15 December 2017 at 15:21:14

Filed under: Conveyors, Business

Automation in many industries has evolved drastically over the last 40 years and the use of automated material handling equipment in many industries has increased especially where it is used for moving and transporting large amounts of warehouse stock, e.g. for large mail order companies.

Floor conveyors are the best type of conveyor used for transporting many types of packages and objects from one production or warehouse area to another. 

The conveyor industry has grown considerably as many industries have focussed on automating their material handling processes, and saving on workforce costs. 

Many major industries in retail, the food and beverage industries and in heavy manufacturing, such as aerospace and car manufacture, are continually investing in material handling systems, to improve both their production and processing times as well as decreasing costs.

Mobility Engineering has been designing and manufacturing floor conveyor systems for over 40 years and we are true experts in our field. We are a family run company based in Cheshire, UK and can design, deliver and install conveyor systems throughout the UK. Contact us to speak to one of our specialist team members.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: automation, conveyors, material handling, industry, warehousing, packaging


Backpressure and Accumulation Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 19:22:41

Filed under: Conveyors, News, New Ideas, Technical

Technical Update!

Accumulation conveyors provide buffer zones in material handling systems to manage product flow, which is especially important when there is an imbalance between upstream and downstream capacity. But accumulation often results in backpressure, which can damage products or cause downstream operational problems.

Common Drawbacks of Product Accumulation

Traditional conveying systems experience backpressure during product accumulation due to upstream pallets successively bumping into each other as they stack up behind the lead pallet. This backpressure can generate hundreds of pounds of force and, more importantly, compromise the integrity and quality of the products being accumulated.

In addition, a traditional conveyor system typically runs non-stop, regardless of the actual production requirements. This means the conveying media – belt or chain – also runs continuously beneath the product, even during accumulation, while the product is stationary. Not only does this cause unnecessary wear and tear on the conveyor and the motor, it also wastes energy.

The Traditional Solution

So, how do conveyor designers and manufacturers typically deal with the extra loads, friction, and wear and tear that occur during accumulation? Simple: up-size the conveyor system.

Of course, this means heavier-duty (and sometimes larger) components, which adds cost, both in terms of the conveyor itself and in higher energy usage. Plus, accumulation and backpressure still have to be managed with pneumatic stops and eyes, which require wiring, and code development, driving extra costs and effort into the project.

A Better Alternative - Zero Pressure Accumulation

Accumulation is a necessary part of many processes, but if it damages the product or jeopardizes previous assembly or other operations, it’s a detriment to the overall production and quality – not to mention the economic impact of scrap, rework and stopped production. Unfortunately, this is often the case with traditional accumulation, due to the impacts and shock loads the products experience as they “pile up” behind one another.

Indivually Managed Accumulation Zones

Referred to as “zero pressure accumulation,” a conveying system with individually managed accumulation zones ensures there’s always a gap between products, which provides gentle product handling by eliminating the hundreds of pounds of backpressure that can cause product damage. Each individual zone can handle up to 200 lb, so the ability to transport heavy loads is not compromised.

Zero pressure accumulation eliminates wear and tear due to friction by dividing the conveying system into multiple zones and operating each zone only as the process requires. This means that the conveyor media stops during accumulation rather than running continuously under the stopped product. Eliminating friction and running the motors and conveyor media only when needed drastically reduces energy consumption and wear and tear on the conveyor.

How Zero Pressure Accumulation Works

To manage each zone individually, the single ac motor used on a traditional conveyor is replaced by multiple, small brushless dc motors – one for each zone. Each motor incorporates a driver card with integrated “zero pressure” logic, and the motors are daisy-chained together to ensure that each zone operates only when needed. Pallet sensors are wired directly to the driver card for the motor, which means fewer motor starters or VFDs, less code development, simpler wiring and reduced overall effort. Not only does this simplify the control scheme and hardware costs, it significantly reduces wear and replacement parts.

Information courtesy of Design World Articles (November 2017)

Tags: accumulation, conveyors, backpressure, materials, handling, uk conveyors, mobility engineering


Incline Flighted Belt Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 16:12:29

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Videos, Technical

Incline flighted belt conveyors are perfect for elevating products quickly and efficiently, and they are suitable for delicate products. The flights on the belt carry the products along and up  the conveyor until they arrive at the top where they can be deposited into a hopper, truck or simply onto another belt on the next part of the system.

The video below shows an incline flighted belt conveyor that we designed and manufacurtured or a client who needed to transport small brass fittings that needed treating with care.

Incline Flighted Belt Conveyor

We manufactured the flighted belt conveyor from PVC and the hopper and hood were lined with rubber to protect the fittings as they were transported. We also designed a clear perspex cover for the conveyor  so that the operative would be able to inspect the fittings as they were moved along the incline belt.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: incline, flighted, belt, conveyors, installation, manufacturing, uk


We Can Provide Any Type of Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 13 November 2017 at 15:32:23

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Gravity, Chain Driven, Lineshaft, Slat, Plastic, Steel, Magnetic, Videos, Promotions, Technical

Mobility Engineering can build conveyors for any type of industry. We have been specialists in designing and engineering conveyors for over 40 years from our specialist factory in Cheshire, UK.

We are specialists in:

Have a look at some of our conveyor products here:

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: conveyors, modular, belt, gravity, slat, chain, driven, powered


Bespoke Conveyors by Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 10 November 2017 at 16:25:28

Filed under: Videos, General, Technical

With clever design and specialist engineering, distance is never an issue with the correct conveyor.

To Infinity and Beyond with Mobility Engineering!

At Mobility Engineering we can visit your business for a free consultation and assess your business needs and requirements. Our team of specialist engineers will work on your bespoke conveyor project and we will then install and test your conveyor system.

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

(If you are reading this on an email click on the link below to read on our website and view the video content.)

Contact Us

Tags: design, conveyor, installation, engineering, specialists, uk conveyors


Looking for a Conveyor System?

Friendly, professional advice from the Conveyor Experts - but most importantly it's COMPLETELY FREE!

Send us your details below and we'll contact you for a free telephone/email consultation.

Alternatively, Call Us 01925 755923


no thanks