Quick Tip of the Month
Horizontal Conveyor: The standard speed for most conveyors is 65 FPM. This
is the average speed a person walks when carrying a 50lb.
Box. Other speeds, both faster and slower than 65 FPM,
are available. However some facts should be pointed
when changing speeds:
- Horsepower ratings are calculated
according to the listed standard speeds. When increasing
the speed, more horsepower
may be needed. As a rule of thumb, it will take twice
as much horsepower to move a given package at 130
at 65 FPM.
- The service life of a conveyor running at
a higher speed may be shortened considerably.
- Most conveyors
are not designed to run over 200 FPM. When they do, some
parts may need to be balanced
to prevent excessive
vibration, and special bearings may be required.
type of belting used on a conveyor may also need to be
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Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. recently completed a case handling project for
a meat products producer. There were two challenges with
case handling system. The first challenge was to elevate
cases from the production line at floor level to a trunk
line 15’ above the floor. Existing technology (slat
bed chain lifts) had proven to be unreliable so a different
solution was required that would take up little or no additional
floor space. The second challenge was that there was little
or no space available for a new trunk line. The customer
recognized that installing a new trunk line would be expensive
and difficult and that the existing trunk lines were not
full. They were not sure how to take advantage of this
existing capacity and that is where Babush was able to
help. We showed
the customer how to merge the new line with an existing
line. This was a simple matter of installing a conventional
style merge. Live roller and belt conveyors were used to
carry cases from the incline to the existing conveyor.
The existing system is also comprised of these conveyor
How the System Works:
To lift cases from the new line to
an elevation where we could merge them with the existing
line, we employed a
special conveyor. This conveyor is comprised of an inclined
plastic belt conveyor with another driven plastic belt
draped directly over the incline to capture the product
and help drive it. In terms of moving parts, this device
functions the same way as a plastic chain conveyor. The
only moving parts are the conveyor chains and the sprockets
and shafts that drive them. Since it is a continuous motion
machine, the reliability of this device is very, very high.
Once merged, cases from the two production lines travel
together on the same existing trunk line for about 200
changes were made on the existing trunk line to handle the
higher capacity but since the combined case rate is still
very manageable, only reducer and sprocket changes were necessary.
The existing operation includes feeding the output from a
number of production lines to a freezer. The operation of
the freezer requires that each conveyor feeding it contain
only a single SKU when it arrives at the freezer. Therefore,
since the cases from the new line and the existing adjacent
line are different SKU’s we had to separate them prior
to reaching the freezer. All of the cases include a bar-code
label that is applied at the end of each production line.
By scanning the bar codes we were able to sort off cases
from the new line and transfer them to an existing abandoned
line to complete the trip to the freezer. A divert assembly
with new roller and belt conveyors were installed to divert
off the trunk line and make the transfer to the abandoned
Not having to install a new conveyor over this existing conveyor
line provided significant savings. Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. integrated technologies from several manufacturers
to create a system that helped our customer save over $20,000
in new conveyor and facility modifications.
Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. provides
state of the art material handling services through rapid development
of new technologies and partnering programs. With over 75 years
in material handling integration, Babush is positioned to provide
you with the most cost effective solutions, on time deliveries,
and high quality customer care for all of your material handling
integration needs. Some of our services include: Audits & Consulting,
Layout & Simulation, Project Management, Turnkey Installation,
Maintenance & Services, and more. Visit our website for
more information and to find out how Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. can become your Single Source Solutions Provider!