Long Flat Continuous Conveyors without Critical Transfer Points

  • Eric Penno Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
  • Sebastian Weise Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
  • Markus Golder Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
Keywords: direct drive, continuous conveyor, magnetic toothed belt, technical textile, sliding support

Abstract

Conventionally, a series of several individual conveyors is necessary to realise long conveyor lines. This segmentation creates critical transfer points for the transport of goods. The number of transfer points and the overall height can be minimised by direct drives based on magnetic toothed belts and carriers attached to the mat chains. For example, a modular belt conveyor with an overall height of 100 mm and a width of 1 m can reach a length of well over 10 m. The friction between the mat chain and the sliding plane can be reduced by using alternative sliding partners such as a textile or a sliding support made of wood-based materials. These measures increase process and work safety and allow the system to be designed to be energy efficient.

Published
2020-12-03
How to Cite
[1]
E. Penno, S. Weise, and M. Golder, “Long Flat Continuous Conveyors without Critical Transfer Points”, innotrac, vol. 1, pp. 74-82, Dec. 2020.
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