belt conveyor

Conveying Systems

Belt Conveyors

The principle of a belt conveyor is very simple – product is conveyed by sitting on a belt that is moving around one driven roller and other idle/return rollers. This type of conveyor can either be friction or positively driven.

Features

  • Large straight long runs to transfer product across factories or from one process to the next.
  • Gaining height from one destination to another. Incline will vary on differing products, but a plain or chevroned belt can be used to achieve varying incline or decline angles.
  • Belts can be reversing, so travel in opposite directions depending on product call or process.
  • Limited factory floor space as belt conveyors can be suspended from above as they are much lighter than vibratory conveyors.
  • The belt conveyor can be used for storage or conditioning of a product by running the drive at a slower speed.

KMG Belt conveyors are designed with hygiene and versatility in mind.

Suspending Belt conveyors

Where space is at a premium, belt conveyors can be suspended from the ceiling and used to transfer product across the factory from one process to another. For this application we would give special consideration to an ultra-lightweight design. We would also want to discuss access for maintenance and cleaning – we would design appropriate access steelwork and may well recommend that you use a cleaning in place (CIP) system.

Belt Conveyors for storage or conditioning

There are many ways to store work in progress either inline or offline and a KMG belt conveyor is one of those options. If you are interested in storage solutions, have a read of David’s blog which outlines some of the advantages of the different options. Belt conveyors can also be used for conditioning. Conditioning is often needed for slurry coated product in order to give sufficient time for the oil and seasoning to fully absorb in to the base product.

Helen Weatherley

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Conveying Systems with the Belt Conveyors

Big Bag/Multi Pack Handling

KMG snack food multi-pack handling systems can produce 2,3,4,5,6 same or multi-mix packs in a multi-pack format. Packets are fed from storage hoppers by either air blowing or belt elevation and fed in a controlled and streamed manner to the weigh head. KMG has designed and built a purpose built product reject system positioned between the weigher and bagmaker for multi-pack reject.

Big Bag/Multi Pack Handling
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Big Bag/Multi Pack Handling

KMG snack food multi-pack handling systems can produce 2,3,4,5,6 same or multi-mix packs in a multi-pack format. Packets are fed from storage hoppers by either air blowing or belt elevation and fed in a controlled and streamed manner to the weigh head. KMG has designed and built a purpose built product reject system positioned between the weigher and bagmaker for multi-pack reject.

Big Bag/Multi Pack Handling

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