These scrap handling conveyors were primarily designed for handling scrap metal flows from automotive press shops. Now, with toughened manufacturing they are robust enough to take on any scrap handling application.
These scrap handling conveyors are principally slat type conveyors that rely on conveyor roller chain for movement. The flanged roller chain runs on toughened steel wear tracks, and feature hardened sprockets and chain rollers, thus ensuring a long life for the conveyor.
The Webb Conveyor Company of Australia has two styles of conveying slats, each one specific to the end users process or product. Both the Apron Flights and Piano Hinge styles can be driven in either direction with differing effects
Apron Flights are steel slats with rolled “lip type” leading and trailing edges. One edge over laps the next edge and so on, this limits material being caught in the surface of the conveyor. These aprons are directional for optimum protection and are aligned with the direction of material flow.
These slats are mounted directly onto K2 attachments. This design allows for multiple chain strands to be employed under the conveying surface enabling the conveyor to handle heavier loads while keeping conveyor chain capacity low and minimising slat deflection.
Piano Hinges are steel plates with short tubes welded at intervals along both leading and trailing edges of the flight. These tubes are spaced so they align and intermesh with the adjacent slat. A joining pin that is common to the conveyor chain assembly is passed across the width of the conveyor and through the conveyor chain links on the opposite side of the conveyor before being secured.
These slats are better suited for thicker scrap items and the conveyor chain on this type of scrap handling conveyor is limited to hollow pin chains that generally have a lower ultimate tensile strength.
Scrap handling conveyors are ideal for a range of applications, including:
- recycled paper
- scrap metal punchings
- off cuts; and