Powered Roller Conveyors
Cost-effective, well-built and reliable, these conveyors are ideal for warehouses, dispatch areas, general food industry plus meat and fruit & vegetable production.
Band Driven Roller Conveyors
A very popular and economic form of powered roller conveyor is the BDR Conveyor.
The drive mechanism consists of a motor gearbox driving a line shaft mounted under the conveyor frame. The line shaft has drive spools fitted along the length of the conveyor. These drive spools provide driving force to the conveyor rollers via polyurethane drive bands.
Materials selected for conveyor frame and roller construction are dependent on environment.
Typically powder-coated mild steel conveyor frames are matched with galvanised rollers and stainless steel frames are matched with either stainless steel or PVC rollers.
All BDR Conveyors include fitted plastic line shaft guards as an added safety feature.
The BDR Conveyor range also includes modules such as bends, merges, diverts, pneumatic blade stops, chain driven transfers, pneumatic pushers, line breaks and personnel gates.
Round Belt Drive
Round belt drive Conveyors have historically been the standard drive method when slave driving rollers together and is achieved by grooves in the roller tube. Conveyor rollers fitted with the Round Belt drive head and its matching twin groove maximise the transfer of drive and also keeps the belts at the end of the roller and away from product.
The Poly-V drive head is a relatively new method of slaving and driving rollers and offers a drive system capable of transferring much higher torque than round belts. Once again the belts are kept at the end of the roller and away from product. This drive medium is capable of transporting heavy product loads.
Motor Driven Roller (MDR) Conveyors
MDR is a brushless 24 VDC drive, encompassed within a Ø50mm conveyor roller.
A variety of speeds options are available and can be incorporated in both galvanised and stainless steel rollers.
MDR can be used individually or zones can be created by coupling slave driven rollers. Zone lengths are dependent on application.
These zones can be configured for basic transport mode or zero pressure accumulation of product.
The MDR, with its internal brushless DC motor, represents an important break-through in conveyor technology.