Floor conveyors mainly used to transport objects from one place to another without any manual intervention. Different types of floor conveyors will be deployed as per various products, load requirements, accumulation/ buffer requirements etc.
Following are the main categories –
PRB (Power Roller Bed) conveying system is key for all types of industrial transfers using different types of skids. Basic construction of PRB comprises as given below.
FRB (Friction roller Bed) is skid conveying system with combination of Idle roller sets and Friction pulleys to tow the skid forward.
Basic construction of FRB comprises as given below.
Accumulation conveyors are designed to stop the objects on a running conveyor. These conveyors are mainly use in Assembly lines, where one product need to stop at particular assembly station. Also it could create a temporary buffer on conveyor itself. It will also be used to pick-up object from exact location from the conveyor.
Powered conveyors are mainly use to transfer material within particular zone. Powered Chain conveyors mainly use to convey material on various types of Pallets Powered Roller conveyors are used to transport material directly on the rollers with positive drives.
As the name indicates Curve / Bend conveyor is used to convey material in particular degree depending on the plant layout requirement. Idle Curve conveyors are mainly Gravity type conveyors having required degree of inclination depending on the level variation. Product free fall can be controlled using Break rollers at particular intervals. Powered Curve conveyors could be used to transport material to various heights as per the plant layout requirement.
Slates are mounted at particular pitch on the conveyor chain with K2 attachment. The chain link decides the Slat pitch distance. Fixture arrangement can be designed on a Single Slat or combination of adjacent Slates as per the product geometry.
Tow conveyors are mainly use to toe a trolley on which any Assembly fixtures are mounted. So it can travel from station to station as per requirement. Tow conveyors and usually mounted into a small trench and only the Trolley toing Pegs are moving above the ground level. This allows easy man movement within the assembly area.
These are special type of conveyor system where the chain conveyor can’t travel in a straight line as per the plant requirement. This conveyor design will allow to travel the material as per the curved path on floor. A single strand Chain with attached fixtures will be used for Chain on Edge type of conveyors.
Belt conveyors are used to transport the material in a straight line or at inclined or declined slope. Different types of belts have to be used as per the product requirements. This type of belt widely used for Bulk material handling as well as individual product handling at much higher speeds than other conveyor types.