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Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 13:10:31
One of our latest projects was to produce a stainless steel acetal slat chain conveyor which was suitable for both the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Steel Slat Conveyor Systems are predominantly used, and are ideal for, 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.
Being "easy to clean" means that there must be easy access to all surfaces, whether they are in direct contact with the food product or not. A well designed food conveyor will offer easy cleaning access to all areas, and it will also require minimum maintenance.
Conveyors that are used in the food industry have to be designed and manufactured to specific standards. This is why for food and pharmaceutical use the conveyor may be designed and manufactured in stainless steel as it will be suitable for wet conditions and for cleaning.
Stainless Steel Acetal Slat Chain Conveyor
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 09 May 2019 at 16:44:46
Our gravity roller conveyors are the simplest and most cost-effective of all the conveyor systems that we design and install. Gravity Roller Conveyors are usually used to move smaller trays, slave boards, cardboard boxes and plastic totes, but they can be used to move larger items which have a flat and stable bottom, up to and including skips and pallets.
Using the force of gravity to move products means gravity roller conveyors are extremely simple and cost-effective as no power is necessary for operation.
If you are looking for an incredibly durable and simple, cost-effective conveyor then have a look at our gravity roller conveyors on our website. Here is some video footage of gravity roller coneyors Mobility Engineering have installed for our customers.
Gravity Roller Conveyors
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 10:31:01
Mobility Engineering has been manufacturing gravity roller conveyors for over 40 years in Cheshire, and delivering and installing them throughout the UK and further afield.
A gravity conveyor moves a product or load along without utilising motor power sources, usually down an incline or through a person pushing the load along a flat conveyor. Gravity roller conveyors transport products or work in process from one work area to another. Gravity conveyors are a low cost and an ergonomic way to move materials.
Gravity Roller Conveyor Systems are used in such instances as conveying trays, slave boards, cardboard boxes, plastic totes, etc for either, simply transporting from A to B, or for use in Kanban scenarios.
Because Gravity Roller Conveyors are extremely modular they can be utilised in many ways. They can form a crucial role when linked to the end of a powered system, for such purposes as packing and accumulation, or they can actually form full production lines.
Here is a great playlist showing some of the gravity roller conveyors we have designed and installed for clients.
Mobility Engineering Gravity Roller Conveyors
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 21:35:53
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)
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 16:15:44
Our team of specialist engineers at Mobility Engineering recently designed and manufactured a powered roller conveyor (chain to chain) which is to be used for conveying various widths of sheet steel.
The design included a pneumatic diverter which will send various sizes of sheet steel to the edge of the conveyor ready for the next operation.
Our video shows you exactly how the chains and rollers work together, and as we say, it's all in the design! Our team works with out clients at the design stage so that the client ends up with a machine which is exactly to their requirements.
Powered Roller Conveyor For Sheet Steel
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at 17:20:29
One of our recent projects was to design and install a system for a client which would be able to convey and transfer containers of fragranced oils which are open so need to be treated with care.
Our team worked together to produced a 24 VDC powered roller conveyor combined with a goods lift which allows zero pressure accumulation of the containers of oils. The system has been designed to work in a smooth and controlled manner so that the oils do not spill whilst in transit.
Powered Roller Conveyor and Goods Lift
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 15:57:31
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
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 15:15:04
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:
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 09:39:28
Our specialist team at Mobility Engineering has accumulated a wealth of experience in the mechanical, structural and electrical disciplines within the field of materials handling.
We have designed and installed conveyors in many varying industries including those such as Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Clothing, Computers, Construction, Distribution, Electronics, Food, Laundry services, Manufacturing, Mail Order, Mining, Packaging, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Pottery, Recycling, Restaurants (Sushi & Noodles), Ship building, Textile, Transport, Warehousing, Waste management and White goods.
As we have worked within such a wide variety of industries, there is rarely any customer who can faze us with a request!
Have a look at our video below, which shows how our team works together with our customers to provide them with a first class service and product.
Why Mobility Engineering?
Posted by Sarah Bardsley on Friday, 08 March 2019 at 16:21:52
One of our latest projects has been to design and install a conveyor for the transport of chocolate food products. The conveyor we decided to use was a flighted belt conveyor, which allows the food products, after they have been coated in chcolate to travel up an elevation and around onto a packing line.
The conveyor is fully constructed from 304 Stainless Steel with a PU flighted belt which is to FDA standards, which was perfect for our client's requirements.