Unique conveyor design decreases chance of product damageAugust 24, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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When pallets travel along Hytrol’s DCEZ-62 two-strand drag chain conveyor, there is little chance of product collision and damage. This is thanks to the company’s impressive EZLogic Zone Controller, which is located in each zone and allows for zero pressure accumulation of product.
This conveyor is generally used to handle pallets with bottom boards running across the conveyor width, or other containers that have irregular/uneven bottoms that won't easily convey on rollers.
The DCEZ-62 is made up of drive, intermediate and tail sections on which two strands of #60 single pitch chain travel. Each strand is a continuous loop and driven by a common drive shaft. The EZLogic Zone Controller senses when products are present and controls the accumulation and release of product from the various zones. It even automatically adjusts the conveyor zone length to accommodate the length of the product being conveyed, which improves conveyor efficiency and system flexibility. Product accumulation is achieved by activating accumulation lift pads, which lift the product off of the chain strands.
Another feature, thanks to the EZLogic, is that any zone can be transformed into a workstation by connecting a dry contact switching device to the auxiliary port of the zone controller. This feature is always used at the discharge end of the conveyor line, but it can also be used at any other location where a zone stop is required.
The conveyor, available in 11 widths, can move a maximum of 12,000 pounds at 30 feet per minute. Adjustable DCS- and DCDS-type floor supports are available.
Hytrol’s DCEZ-62 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.