A Super Compact Vertical Conveyor for Handling Cartons, Totes, Boxes and Unit Loads
When it comes to space savings, spiral conveyors are the obvious choice when compared to incline conveyors. The load, the application, and situation must fit, but in general a spiral system will consume far less floor space in your operation. The super compact Narrow Trak Spiral is designed to handle small loads and has an outside diameter of only 3′-7”. It is a great space saver in addition to enabling high throughput. The modular design concept makes it easy to custom configure the spirals and accommodate the customers’ specific layouts. It offers a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace today. A new 6” wide nesting slat has the capability to end-transfer small cartons and packages, or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds up to 200 FPM. This is a good alternative to side gripper elevators, because the spirals do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes and requires much less maintenance. This chain slat conveyor provides low friction operation. The conveyor slats are attached to a heavy-duty steel chain and are supported by precision steel roller bearings. This arrangement efficiently takes up the side forces caused by the tight radius and at the same time increases the load capacity of the chain. It also facilitates smooth operation, low noise, high speed, low maintenance and long life.
Space savings is one of the many benefits of spiral inclines or decline conveyors. Spirals take up a fraction of the floor space of traditional conveyors. Merging capabilities on or off the conveyor is another advantage. Pick modules specifically benefit with vertically merging products from multiple levels onto one take away conveyor line. Accumulation of product is also a benefit provided by spiral conveyors which allows increased buffer time by requiring minimal floor space.
Systems integrators are available at Thomas Conveyor to help design the spiral conveyor that works best for your operations. Contact us today to determine if the super compact Narrow Trak Spiral will enhance your pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care and food products operations.