The necessity to spread/separate or converge products while they are moving on a process belt conveyor is a major requirement for a wide range of food, confectionery and industrial applications. In many cases this allows processors to run narrower conveyors saving factory floor space. Coating processes also benefit by separating product and reducing rejection rates.
Wire Belt Company offers custom-designed Ladder-Flex™ conveyors, which can provide a spreading, converging or diverging operation. The necessity to spread, separate or converge products while they are moving on a process belt conveyor is a major requirement for a wide range of food, confectionery and industrial applications. In many cases this allows processors to run narrower conveyors saving factory floor space.
Wire Belt’s answer is a simple positively driven non-slip spreader or converger using Ladder-Flex™ stainless steel belting. The conveyor comprises rows of belting running on a food grade high density blue polyethylene support surface and a series of small stainless steel sprockets driving within the mesh of the belt strands. The conveyors can be custom built to suit the product being handled.
This conveying system is designed and built to be easily cleaned and sanitized. Hygiene and food safety are always paramount considerations when choosing equipment for a food processing environment.
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The standard design is a ‘fan-type’ spreader or converger which positions product evenly on either side of the conveyor centreline.
Our standard drive motors and controllers are supplied with IP66 enclosure protection and OS2 surface protection (drive motor only) to ensure suitability for intensive wash down processes. If required, customer specified drive systems can be fitted to suit each individual application.
A variable-frequency drive (VFD) can be fitted alongside the drive motor to provide a stop/start function and speed control. As standard, this is housed inside our Standard Conveyor Control Panel, featuring a fully stainless steel enclosure and emergency stop button. Alternatively, an Invertek E3 Optidrive controller can be supplied with plastic enclosure and no emergency stop function.
As standard, Ladder-Flex® conveyors are supplied with height adjustable footpads with fixing holes. As an optional extra, Ladder-Flex® conveyors can be supplied with lockable, swivel castors with brakes.
Conveyor frame construction from stainless steel.
Support surface is high density food grade blue polyethylene.