All the industries, be it a small portable cement mixer or large waste recycling machines, conveyors especially gravity accordion roller conveyor are a means of fast, safe and cost-effective means of feeding materials without any interruption into building mixers, food machinery or transporting heavy and fragile materials from a staging area to the actual area. There is no need for a man to shovel material manually from the supply dump into the mixer.
The simplest of all conveyors is the Gravity accordion roller conveyor. They are typically used to Transport dry, solid thing with a low center of gravity (e.g. can’t topple) and a flat base, without projections. Gravity Conveyors are also used as accumulation conveyors for packing of the final product or accumulating materials for the next process.
Gravity Roller Conveyor can play a major role in the industrial manufacturing process. The classic example is for feeding materials into a processing machine and taking them away again. Processing can include such things as cooking, wrapping, annealing, filling/emptying of a container, binding and so forth. A logic controller controls the feeding and flow of materials on a Gravity Controller which in turn is linked to the main machine processing unit. This helps in increasing the overall efficiency and the reducing the expenses.
The purpose of an accumulation conveyor is to provide a ‘stop zone’ – usually at the end of the conveyor – where products come to a stop. This can be to facilitate packaging or handling, or merely to prevent them falling off the end of the belt and onto the floor! To make a safe and effective collection area, a miniature version of a gravity accordion roller conveyor are used. The accumulation is provided at the end of the belt where the products slide and halts.
Waste recycling is one of the vital issues of our time. With pressure on availability of landfill sites, heightened environmental awareness at all tiers of government, and increased attention (and legislation) from both Westminster and Brussels; the need for efficient waste sortation and recycling has never been greater.
Gravity Conveyors form a critical component of any MRF (Materials Recovery Facility), facilitating the movement of waste from a loading dock, to a sortation line (human, mechanical, or a hybrid), and on into crushing and bailing machines.
A major appeal of roller conveyors, this is the low capital cost, linked with small support cost. Short of an all-out attack by a fork-lift vehicle or similar, there is very small that can go wrong with them. The beauty of roller conveyors is that the parts are easily available, and the rollers can be replaced at a very reasonable price in case of aging or mishap.
Many Conveyor suppliers manufacture Gravity roller conveyor beds made from plastic, galvanized steel, stainless steel or mild steel rollers depending on the sort of load and usage you needs, and on which environment you wish to run the machine in.
They also come as semi-precision roller bearings depending on the load and usage. Usually, the gravity accordion roller conveyor are custom designed as per the customer and industry requirement at any wanted height or angle of slope. They can also be outfitted with variable-height feet to allow both alterations of overall height, as well as minor changes to slope angle.