Hytrol conveyor uses ‘simplest’ method for accumulating itemsAugust 21, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Hytrol has developed a simple, yet effective, method for accumulating cartons and boxes. Its 190-ACC Horizontal Power Conveyor uses a basic design that eliminates complicated adjustments and allows a minimum two per cent back pressure.
What makes it so simple? As Hytrol explains it, the tread rollers, which have been thoroughly tested for continuous duty, are driven by the top surface of a standard section endless flat belt. To maintain the driving of the tread roller, the pressure roller is mounted in spring-adjusted carriers, which sense the required driving friction — regardless of the length of accumulated load. This pressure can be maintained to give a two per cent minimum back pressure in either a forward or reverse direction. If there is a drastic change in unit load, the system features convenient knurled thumb adjusting nuts that can be turned to accept heavier loads.
This is an efficient approach because it eliminates the need for selecting proper tension spring holes in trigger mechanisms or jogging cleats on driving belt and off-centre tread rollers. By maintaining a constant minimum pressure on the tread rollers, long loads may be conveyed, accumulated or stopped on the conveyor at any point using very little motor horsepower and giving practically no pressure between boxes or packages.
The Hytrol 190-ACC is available in 12 bed widths, with a maximum load of 150 pounds per linear foot of conveyor. Conveyor sections can be easily coupled together at either end to make up to 100-foot-long units.
The Hytrol 190-ACC conveyor is available from McKessock Conveyor Solutions, operating under the Norpak Handling banner. Hytrol is just one of a growing list of high-quality suppliers represented across Canada by Norpak Handling and McKessock Conveyor Solutions.