Taking the RP model – also known as the Pneumatic Vertical Conveyor these conveyors will be lifting as much as five hundred pounds in weight. Pneumatically activated vertical conveyors use pneumatic cable cylinders in order to raise and lower its powered conveyors between desired or strategic levels. Some top quality conveyors have the ability to move as fast as 150 feet per minute (FPM). Shock absorbers installed at the top and bottom of these conveyors ensure that manufacturers, processors and warehouse operators’ products are safely transported from one level to the next (as the case may be) and never tarnished.
Because of required cantilever carriage designs, configurations for product movements will be set at Z flow, C flow or at a Right Angle flow. Or a combination of flow settings can be installed. Five hundred pounds in weight is not a lot in today’s heavy industrial processes. Therefore powered chain link live rolling conveyors (CDLR) are being prepared for much heavier transport loads. But the multi-use multi-poly belt conveyors have been prepared for far lighter loads.
Different conveyor speeds will be prepared in order to match producers, processors and manufacturers’ so-called in-feed and out-feed conveyor requirements. Set speeds range from 30 to up to 90 FPM.
All conveyor units prepared for shipment have been entirely pre-wired. All operating devices are secured within a terminal strip in what is termed by manufacturers as a junction box. Customers can also request their full PLC control should they require these. As things stand, all vertical conveyors either meet or exceed laid down ANSI B20 safety guidelines.
For the benefit of startup engineers in the manufacturing, processing or warehousing space, that, in a nutshell, is your brief intro to the required conveyors.