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Conveyors for Bottling

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 16:47:10

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

Throughout the summer months in the UK the demand for cold drinks, from soft drinks to ciders and beers can be high, particularly when there are may also be sporting events involved. It is a fact that the sales of cold beers and other drinks does rise for instance when it is the World Cup or even Wimbledon.

Mobility Engineering have worked with many beverage producers to improve and speed up their bottling facilities - all for the good of the thirsty British public, and we thought we would have a look back at some of our bottling designs for different producers.

The Accumulating Belt Conveyors

Accumulation tables are required when large quantities of empty bottles are being loaded onto a system.

The bottles can then be gathered and fed along the system to be filled, capped and labelled.

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Tags: conveyors, bottling, beverages, mobility, engineering, drinks, bottles, production, food, industry


Mobility Engineering Unique Belt Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 11:35:15

Filed under: PVC/PU, Videos, Applications

Many of our recent projects at Mobility Engineering have involved belt conveyors in various differing designs, some of which are entirely unique and bespoke for each particular client.

Our video playlist below shows many of our recent designs, including the "parcelator" or boom conveyor, the modular belt and slat merge conveyor, a flighted PU conveyor, a modular belt conveyor for packaging and a modular belt decline merge conveyor.

Mobility Engineer Belt Conveyor Playlist

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


The Boom or Telescopic Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 29 July 2019 at 16:52:25

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos, News, 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 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.

Boom Conveyor or the Parcelator Conveyor - A Unique Design

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Tags: telescopic, boom, conveyor, belt, parcels, loading, unloading, mobility, engineering


Modular Belt & Slat Merge Conveyor System

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 12:46:56

Filed under: Conveyors, Videos, Case Studies

At Mobility Engineering we always enjoy a challenge and this particular project required us to produce a system which could handle heavy duty items for the parcel handling industry.

We believe this is the first conveyor or this type to be produced, where there is a low-friction acetal slat chain conveyor with an eight lane merge unit. Our video shows this unique piece of equipment in action! It really is very impressive to see it handling heavy duty products with ease.

Our client was delighted with the outcome and the bespoke design that we designed and manufactured to their required specifications.

Unique Mobility Slat Merge Conveyor

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Tags: acetal, chain, conveyor, materials, parcel, handling, mobility, engineering


Unique Mobility Slat Merge Conveyor

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 04 July 2019 at 10:59:09

Filed under: Conveyors, Slat, Videos, Applications, Industry

One of our clients recently approached our team asking for a solution for the merging together of two loads from two telescopic belt conveyors.

The conveyor solution was also required to be able to handle heavy duty parcels.

Our design team put their heads together and came up with a unique design which is the Mobility Engineering Acetal Slat Merge Conveyor. We decided that we could re-engineer an "old school" design for a timing belt merge conveyor, but we would incorporate individual chains with acetal slats which are perfect for use with heavy loads.

Our client was delighted with the outcome and the unique design that we had developed especially for their unique requirements.

Unique Mobility Slat Merge Conveyor

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Tags: slat, merge, conveyor, acetal, mobility, engineering, unique, bespoke, design


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?

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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.

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


Going Green With Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 21:35:53

Filed under: Conveyors, New Ideas

For the last several years, a green movement has swept the globe, and as we are all aware during the last week we had World Earth Day. Consumers, organisations, and large corporations are all now moving toward green initiatives. Whether in packaging, recyclable materials, or energy efficient production, these programs have all lead to more earth conscientious workplaces as well as saved overheard spend. 

However, in an industry filled with automation and machinery, the thought of going green might seem like a faraway dream. Luckily, new innovations in conveyor technologies have led to the possibility of greener business practices in the fields of materials handling and automation. 

What Does Going Green In Conveyors Mean? 

For any industry, going green can be interpreted in different ways, but for those in the materials handling industry, going green consists of minimising the amount of energy and materials being used in our systems. It also consists of ensuring our material handling equipment and systems positively affect employees. This means all machinery should be safe, low noise, and operate as cleanly as possible. 

The Cost Concern 

While going green might be a possibility, many businesses ask if the investment in green material handling initiatives is really worth the price and if it will eventually save money. There are several ways to look at a green investment. In some cases, a business might be able to afford a new, more eco-friendly system. In other cases, a new motor can be enough to save on energy costs and establish an eco-friendly business plan. Whatever an organisation’s situation might be, we will explore a few ways in which going green with conveyors can save money.

Eco-Friendly Conveyor Systems 

There are a few ways to compare conveyor options and determine which one will take an organization in an eco-friendly direction. Organizations prioritizing green initiatives might want to overhaul existing systems for something more earth conscientious. If this is the case, there are several options to compare. For example, when considering belt conveyors, you might find that a narrow belt conveyor performs the same amount of sortation per minute as well as have the same initial investment cost as other systems, while cutting energy use significantly. Other items to compare and consider in conveyor sortation systems can include how much materials are needed, whether or not a system requires lower maintenance over another conveyor, and if it provides low noise for employee safety. Each of these meets the criteria of going green.

(With thanks to Bastion Logistics)

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Tags: conveyors, green, eco, friendly, money, saving,


Modular Belt Conveyor With Decline and Merge

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 15:57:31

Filed under: PVC/PU, Videos, Technical

Recently we shared on our blog a conveyor system our team had designed and supplied to one of our longstanding customers. It was a modular belt conveyor system which included a decline and merge system for a large packing company. 

We decided to share this again as, not only has it has been one of our most popular videos on our You Tube channel, but also because it shows some snippets of our design process, showing on how we start with a design, to how it is built and installed and subsequently how it works and integrates with the client's other systems when installed!

Modular Belt Conveyor With Decline and Merge

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Tags: modular, belt, conveyor, design, install, decline, merge, installation, mobility, engineering


Belt Conveyors

Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 15:15:04

Filed under: Conveyors, Plastic, Videos

Pvc/Pu Belt Conveyors are generally used on assembly and packing lines or in clean areas such as the food and pharmaceutical industries. The traditional Pvc/Pu belt conveyor system is still widely used due to it being more cost effective than the more modern modular belting, and in instances such as horizontal packing, picking or assembly lines we would generally suggest using smooth PVC, or where the belt is in contact with food we would recommend food grade PU.

Modular plastic belting is now being used more frequently on belt conveyor systems because of it's durability and it's multi-functional properties. Modular belting is generally constructed from either polypropylene, polyethylene, or polyacetal. As it is a series of links, the belt can be constructed to suit the application. e.g. the links can be very narrow to allow small end drums for transferring products. Alternatively, the belt can be an opened top flush grid to allow air or water to be passed through the belt or the belt can have a radius flush grid for use on bends. The modular belt can also incorporate a grip top for inclines.

If an elevation is required we would recommend a grip face rubber belt, although if the angle of inclination exceeds approximately 24 degrees the belt would have to include flights.Many belts have a woven back which helps grip the end and return rollers, and in addition to this we also supply belts that have tracking strip profiles underneath which folds down over the steel skid base, therefore no tracking is required.

Here is a playlist of Mobility Engineering pvc/pu belt conveyors and modular plastic conveyors which have been installed at customers' premises:

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Tags: modular, plastic, conveyors, belt, mobility, engineering, cheshire, uk, designers, engineers


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