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Who Are Mobility Engineering

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 10:06:59

Filed under: Announcements, Videos, Testimonials

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
 

Who Are The Mobility Engineering Team?

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, design, bespoke, conveyors, conveyor, gravity, powered, chain, driven, belt, cheshire, uk


Mobility Engineering You Tube Channel

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 13:12:52

Filed under: Announcements, Conveyors, Videos

Our team at Mobility Engineering have been working hard to create video content for our You Tube Channel.

The videos are a great opportunity for Mobility Engineering to exhibit our designs and installations for previous clients.

Our You Tube channel can be found here, and anyone can subscribe and be notified when a new project is added to the channel.

As well as Non Powered Gravity Conveyors Mobility Engineering are experts in Powered Conveyors which include: Belt Conveyors (Fabric), Belt Conveyors (Plastic Modular), Powered Roller Conveyors (Lineshaft), Powered Roller Conveyors (Chain Driven), Slat Conveyors (Acetal - Plastic), Slat Conveyors (Stainless Steel), 7) Chain Conveyors, 8) Magnetic Conveyors and all of these conveyors can be seen 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.)

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Tags: video, mobility, engineering, cheshire, uk, conveyors


Powered Roller Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 16:55:19

Filed under: Conveyors, Rollers, Videos

Powered roller conveyors, as opposed to gravity roller conveyors, 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 the powered roller conveyor can have the added benefit of accumulation.

Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyors

Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyors are purposely used when situations require either the simple conveying of products or back to back accumulation, but with as little pressure on the leading product as possible (although depending on the exact application, they can easily be adapted to become zero pressure accumulation systems).

The Lineshaft Powered Roller Conveyor is the more light duty of the powered roller conveyors, handling products that are typically around 25/30kg, such as cardboard boxes, plastic tote boxes, etc. Typical scenarios for the use of this type of conveyor are : Order picking lines/stations, production lines, packaging lines, bar coding sortation systems and obviously the simple movement from A to B.

Lineshaft Conveyors provide an economical solution to conveying and accumulating items with a firm base. The rollers are powered from a drive shaft - mounted beneath the rollers and extending the full length of the conveying bed - and are driven via elastomer belts.

View The Mobility Engineering Powered Roller Conveyor Playlist

 

Chain Driven Roller Conveyors

The Chain Driven Roller Conveyor/Pallet Roller Conveyor is the most robust and heavy duty of the powered conveyor series, predominantly used for heavier products such as pallet/drum handling and storage, where the product is usually fed onto the conveyor by a machine or fork truck.

Powered Roller Conveyor systems comprise various components that are designed for both heavy duty usage and flexibility. They consist of sprocketed thick walled rollers, chain to chain or tangential (one common chain) drive mechanism, a fully enclosed side frame and an external shaft mounted motor.

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: powered, conveyor, rollers, mobility, engineering, uk, conveyors


Installing Multiple Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 14:16:35

Filed under: PVC/PU, Rollers, Lineshaft, Business, Videos, Applications

Often when the Mobility Engineering team are asked to work with a client, it will involve designing and installing more than one kind of conveyor. This particular client required a number of conveyors to move products between different floors and areas. 

After a full overhaul and redesign of their conveyor systems, the client was installed with:

  1. An interfloor belt conveyor with both lineshaft and gravity roller conveyors
  2. Lineshaft powered roller conveyors
  3. Modular belt and pvc belt conveyors (part of which were also installed with grip tops as they were used on a decline).

The video below shows the variety of different conveyors that can be combined together within a manufacturing space to support production line processes.

Interfloor Decline Belt, Gravity and Lineshaft Conveyors

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, installation, design, conveyors, clients, uk conveyors, conveyor


Who We Are and What We Do

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 20:43:28

Filed under: Videos, General, Marketing, Case Studies

Mobility Engineering have been producing conveyors and conveyor systems since 1974 - which is over 44 years in the business!

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

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.)

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


Mobility Engineering Interfloor Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 at 20:27:36

Filed under: Conveyors, PVC/PU, Gravity, Lineshaft, Videos

Our design team at Mobility Engineering has recently been involved in a project with manufacturer who produces wallpaper.

We were asked to produced a variety of conveyors to move their wallpaper products along and between different floors. The whole system included an interfloor belt conveyor with roller (both lineshaft and gravity) conveyors, which was perfect for their requirements of handling boxes of packed wallpaper rolls. We included in the design lineshaft powered rollers, modular belt and pvc belt conveyors and also gravity roller conveyors. The pvc belt conveyor had a griptop which allows the boxes to travel down the decline conveyor without slipping. 

Our video below shows the variety of different conveyors that can be combined together within a manufacturing space to support the production line processes.

Interfloor Decline Belt, Gravity and Lineshaft Conveyors

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, modular, belt, production, conveyors, mobility, engineering, decline conveyor, grip belt, gravity


Mobility Engineering Working With The Furniture Industry

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 20 August 2018 at 16:55:35

Filed under: PVC/PU, Gravity, Lineshaft, Plastic, Videos

Our design team at Mobility Engineering has recently been involved in a project with a soft furnishings manufacturer.

We were asked to produced a variety of conveyors to move around their products at different stages of production within the factory, and we designed a series of gravity roller conveyors, lineshaft powered roller conveyors and modular belt conveyors that could be used to move furnishings along the production line.

Our video below shows the variety of different conveyors that can be combined together within a manufacturing space to support the production line processes.

Furniture Industry Conveyors

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, modular, belt, production, furnishings, conveyors, mobility, engineering


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


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.    

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

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


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


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