Mobility Engineering News

The Internals of A Twin Chain Transfer System

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 07:51:18

Filed under: Conveyors, Chain Driven, Videos, Technical

For those of us who are engineers or, plain and simply, just a little geeky, we have a video of the internal workings of a pneumatically operated twin chain transfer system. This system was built in-house at Mobility Engineering for a client who was going to use the system in a lineshaft powered roller conveyor.

Pneumatically Operated Twin Chain Transfer System

Chain Conveyors are predominantly used for either very heavy loads, very wide and awkward loads, or where the base is not flat or firm enough to be handled on rollers. Chain conveyors are perfect for moving large and irregularly shaped parts, car bodies, chassis and other large, industrial items.

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Tags: chain, driven, conveyor, pneumatic, uk conveyors, industrial


Incline Conveyor For A Bakery

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 12 May 2017 at 11:34:56

Filed under: Conveyors, Business, Videos, Technical

Mobility Engineering were recently approached by a craft bakery in Wales to design and build them a bespoke incline conveyor. They required a system which would allow them load their products (craft loaves and other handmade bakery products) into a hopper at the bottom of the conveyor, and it would then carry the products upwards where they could be counted out for the bakery store.

Alongside the requirement for the conveyor to carry the products upwards, the conveyor design had to allow for full cleaning to be carried out easily and regularly, which is an incredibly important requirement within the food industry. So we designed the conveyor with droppable side guides, a droppable hopper and a quick release tension on the belt. Have a look at our video for a demonstration of these parts!

Incline Conveyor for a Bakery

The incline conveyor was also fully fabricated in stainless steel to comply with food industry requirements.

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Tags: conveyor, incline, bakery, stainless steel, bespoke, food, industry


Activated Roller Belt Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 at 15:44:21

Filed under: Conveyors, Rollers, Plastic, Videos

Using an Activated Roller Belt on a conveyor brings together the benefits of modular plastic belting alongside a system which enables sorting, aligning and merging of products on a conveyor.

This is extremely useful where, during production, products need to be collected together from different areas of production.

Mobility Engineering Activated Roller Belt Conveyor

In this scenario in the video products are arriving in a random manner from different input conveyors and they need to be conveyed onto a single output conveyor. 

This is where an activated roller belt is used. The belt can change the direction, speed and alignment of the products using free spinning angled rollers which extend above the surface of the conveyor belt. An activated roller belt removes the requirement for rails or other mechanical controls to move the products.

Activated roller belts can be used to align products, rotate products, merge products together on a single conveyor line, switch products from one side of a conveyor to another, along with many other uses.

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Tags: activated, roller, belt, conveyor, mobility, engineering, conveyors, cheshire


Inspection Conveyors For Delicate Produce

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 11:37:06

Filed under: Conveyors, Rollers, Business, Videos

Happily it is almost summertime, and we have reached that time of year when many food growers and farms start to harvest their crops of delicate salad vegetables, such as radishes, new potatoes, spring onions, asparagus, baby carrots and tomatoes. 

Inspection Conveyor for Delicate Crops and Produce

Food producers need to inspect their crops after they have been picked and washed and this is where an inspection roller conveyor comes into its own. Our video shows an inspection conveyor designed and manufactured at Mobility Engineering that demonistrates how effective this style of conveyor is when handling delicate produce such as tomatoes is required. The tomatoes travel along the conveyor with no damage being incurred and whilst travelling they are turned over making it easier for the staff inspecting the fruit or vegetables to spot any imperfections.

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. This roller conveyor is manufactured from food grade stainless steel and has washable plastic rollers. All parts can be cleaned easily and nothing will rust or be able to trap bacteria.

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 required and the team at Mobility Engineering is highly experienced in producing food conveyors for these applications. 

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Tags: conveyors, roller, plastic, food, stainless steel, inspection,


Conveyor Pusher Units

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 28 April 2017 at 11:35:09

Filed under: Videos, Industry, Technical

90 Degree Pusher Units are a very effective way of passing or transferring products from one conveyor to another, and they are often used in the packaging process. 

The unit operates using a pneumatically operated pusher unit. A pusher unit is used to divert products from one production line to another using a pusher arm to move the products.

Conveyor Pusher Units

End of line applications often require boxes and packages transferring from one conveyor line to another (usually after the they have been packed and wrapped or just prior to wrapping). 

Incorporating a 90 degree pusher unit between the conveyor lines is a very cost effective way of moving these products. This is shown in the video below.

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Tags: pusher, unit, conveyor, materials, handling, mobility, engineering, packaging


Traversing Semi-Automatic Trolley Car

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at 16:03:51

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos, Applications, Industry, New Ideas

We have something a little different in the conveyor world for you to look at this week - a trolley car in action!

We were asked by one of our clients (who design and manufacture kitchen cupboard units) to design a system for the movement and management of stacks of boards which are used in the manufacturing of the units. 

The Manufacturing Process

Once the board is received at the factory it is cut to the appropriate size and shape and edged. The boards are then arranged in stacks on work in progress gravity lines. 

The boards are then pushed to the factory half way point where they are picked up on the traversing, semi-automatic trolley. The trolley then delivers them to the appropriate conveyor line, depending on which machining operation they are to go to next in the process. Have a look at our video showing the trolley car in action!

Traversing Semi-Automatic Trolley Car

The trolley car is able to manage the movement of boards during the manufacturing process.

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Tags: materials, handling, traversing, trolley car, manufacturing, factory, management, mobility, engineering


Modular Belts and Accumulation Tables

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 07 April 2017 at 12:30:00

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

Any food manufacturer that has products which are packaged in jars or bottles will probably be familiar with an accumulation table or area. Here the bottles and containers can be gathered prior to being fed into the production line where the containers will be filled, sealed, labeled and probably shrink wrapped or boxed.

These types of accumulation areas are normally formed from plastic modular belts, such as you can see below. Modular (plastic) belting is now generally used rather than a standard belting on conveyor systems because of its durability and multi-functional properties.

Modular Belt Conveyor

A great feature of plastic modular belt conveyors is the ability to provide a firm and supportive surface which will carry the containers upright. 

Accumulation Table for Bottling

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Tags: accumulation, belt conveyor, modular belt conveyor, mobility engineering, bottling, packaging


Powered Roller Lineshaft System

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 11:26:13

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

We recently designed and built a two tier lineshaft powered roller conveyor system for a leading UK catalogue company. You can see the system in action in the video below. 

The lineshaft roller system carries and accumulates totes of mail over two  tiers in the mailing room of the company.

The system includes both lineshaft powered roller conveyors and incline belt conveyors

Powered Roller Lineshaft System

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 such as this particular client required. 

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Tags: roller, lineshaft, conveyor, belt, incline, two tier, conveyors, totes, accumulation


The Mobility Engineering You Tube Channel

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 17:02:33

Filed under: Announcements, Conveyors, Videos

Many of you may have noticed that we are introducing more and more video to our website as we have found this is a great way of presenting our bespoke conveyor systems in action. A video can provide so much more visual information and answer more questions than words and images!

Below are a few of the most popular videos of Mobility Engineering's conveyors. You can find all of our videos on our You Tube channel, together with details of the customer's requirements for each different conveyor system.

Bottling Accummulation Table

 

Rotating Conveyor for Packing

 

Magnetic Conveyor

 

Modular Belt Conveyor

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Tags: mobility, engineering, you tube, video, conveyors,


Manual Traversing Gravity Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 16:19:04

Filed under: Rollers, Gravity, Videos

One of the latest projects at Mobility Engineering has been to design and build a gravity conveyor with a manual traversing trolley system for the automotive component industry.

The video below illustrates how the gravity conveyor system works to move product stillages. The unit has a built in activate and release mechanism.

Manual Traversing Gravity Conveyor

Gravity Roller Conveyors

As the title states, gravity means just that, using the force of gravity to move products with no power required, which is extremely useful when a conveyor needs to be mobile. They are simple and extremely cost effective and, as with this example, the slight decline to allows the product to move along the production line. Because Gravity Roller Conveyors are extremely modular they can be utilised in many ways.

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Tags: gravity, conveyor, manual, automotive, traversing, stillages


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