Modular Conveyor Systems

Modular conveyor systems are a perfect solution to connect different production machinery in a cost-effective way while keeping the footprint to a bare minimum? For manufacturers looking to improve efficiencies on their production lines, integrating modular conveyors are often a low investment which lead to increased profits.

With it’s new line of modular conveyors, Robotunits offers innovative solutions which can easily be integrated with existing production machinery. Transport solutions, which cover straight lines, curves, inclines or declines are possible and are designed to exact customer requirements. With their low footprint, these modular conveyor systems are designed to save space. Minimal maintenance requirement and low energy consumption will also save costs and increase profits.

The main benefits of modular conveyor systems are low running costs and low maintenance costs. Other benefits of our modular conveyors are that they are designed and manufactured to exact customer requirements specific to the available floorspace. Orientation specific transportation of good around corners are another advantage when using these type of conveyor systems.

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At a recently installed project we had the challenge  to connect two production machines without interfering with productivity. Instead of a solution with three straight belt conveyors, we designed and built a single modular conveyor with a decline and a curve. The benefits of this solution were a low footprint, no belt sag and most importantly the orientation specific placement of the transported products.

Robotunits Bottling Conveyor Solution

Robotunits has recently delivered this bottle sorting conveyor solution.

The system is based on a belt conveyor as well as a modular belt conveyor from our standard range of products. The combination of conveyors with our modular automation system made it possible to deliver this solution within record time. It allowed our customer to increase production speed and ultimately increase profits.

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Crossover Conveyor

Robotunits Australia has released a crossover conveyor. It is a very costeffective solution to transport goods around a 90-degree corner.  Generally, modular or slat-chain conveyors have to be used in these situations but they are quite expensive in comparison. Crossover Conveyors can be built to a maximum of 200mm belt width. Lightweight products, which don’t have to be placed in a particular orientation, are best suited for the crossover conveyor.  The unit is based on standard Robotunits C4N Conveyors and can therefore be delivered within one working week from time of order. Of course each crossover conveyor is designed to exact customer specifications.

For more information please call our office on 03 9334 5182

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Angle Adjustable Belt Conveyor

Robotunits has recently delivered a conveyor where the angle of incline had to be adjustable. The customer needed the angle to be changeable from 20 degrees to 40 degrees. Speed of delivery was also very crucial for the customer. By combining our standard C8N Belt Conveyor with our Modular Automation System as well as a third party hydraulic adjustement system we managed to deliver a fully customised solution in less than two weeks from time of order.

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Type: C8N End Drive Option

Length: 4 meters

Width: 700mm

Belt: Adhesive PVC Belt

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Standard Robotunits Automation System

Lifting System

Handlever Hydraulic Adjustment System

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Modular Conveyors – A flexible solution to all your conveying needs!

Robotunits has developed a unique and service-friendly modular belt conveyor system. It is specifically designed for the transport of metal stampings and other abrasive parts. It is also suitable for high payload applications. The system has been designed to be particularly service friendly therefore minimizing service intervals and downtimes.

Modular conveyors lend themselves to applications where very wide and relatively long solutions are needed. We can combine straight lines, curves and inclines in almost any combination without the need for multiple motor drives. Our simple but effective design relates to minimal service costs. Robotunits modular conveyors are highly flexible which means we can handle almost every conveying application imaginable.

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Robotunits Modular Belts – Your Benefits:

  • Energy efficient
  • Minimal service intervals
  • Easy replacement of individual modules if needed
  • Standard widths of up to 2015 mm
  • Custom built with best price/performance ratio

Fast deliveries with modular belts from Robotunits?

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When developing the Robotunits modular conveyor system our designers looked more than ever to our core philosophy ‘more with less’. They managed to design the system utilizing a large range of our standard components also used for our belt conveyors. This means that custom made conveyors can be delivered to our customers in a very short time.

Please call us on 03 9334 5182 for further information.

 

 

Robotunits Conveyors In Checkweigher Applications

We have been working with the leading checkweigher suppliers in Australia on many projects and supplied our conveyors as part of the overall solutions.

Checkweighers are automatic weighing devices to check the weight of goods on a manufacturing or sorting line. They are used in a wide range of industries like Pharmaceutical, Logistics, Freight & Distribution, Confectionery, Fresh Food, Pet Food and general Manufacturing. At their core, checkweighers use a conveyor, which is mounted on weighing cells. Many of these weighing devices need to be built to exact specification so they meet the exact customer criteria. Robotunits conveyors are often used by the leading Australian checkweigher manufacturers.

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We supply standard conveyors but also customised solutions with features like tracking strips or balanced rollers to guarantee weighing accuracy. Our conveyors are also used as separating devices to make sure products are arriving individually at the weighing station. In some cases we also supply conveyors to reject goods, which are under or over weight specifications.

Find more information on Robotunits belt conveyors here or if you need further information regarding checkweighers please contact us and we put you in contact with the leading companies in this field.

Belt Conveyors for high loads

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Robotunits has just released the re-engineered C5N Series of Belt Conveyors, which are now suitable for high payloads of up to 150kg per meter of conveyor. These conveyors are based on the 50mm series of Robotunits aluminium extrusions, which feature a honeycomb design and are specifically designed to handle high loads. All belt conveyors are custom made to exact customer requirements. This new series of belt conveyors are based on 55mm diameter drive and idle rollers and have been designed to offer a cost effective alternative to our heavy duty C8N range of belt conveyors. As with all other conveyors offered by Robotunits, features such as width, length, belt type and motor configuration can be individually selected by the customer. All components are kept in stock and customized C5N belt conveyors can be shipped within 3 days of customer order. All belt conveyors are serial numbered for customer convenience. Just like all other conveyors offered by Robotunits C5N units are built to CE specifications. For more information please call us on 03 9334 5182

Technical Data – C5N Belt Conveyor

Roller Diameter: 55mm

Motor/Gearbox: SEW 220V/415V with worm gearbox

Conveyor Width: up to 600mm

Conveyor Length: up to 12meters standard

Belt Type: customized depending on material conveyed

Speed: 3 to 55m/min standard and up to 120m/min on request

Payload: up to 150kg/m

 

New Conveyor Labeling and Identification System

We have just updated the labeling system to give each conveyor a unique serial number. Customers can refer to the serial number in case they need spare parts for their conveyors. All they have to do is call us and quote the unique serial number printed on the label.

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Replacement parts can be shipped straight away eliminating long delays trying to figure out what is needed. We identified a need for this in the market a long time back and have implemented a serial number system a few years back. We have now updated the ID labels to also show information regarding the type of conveyor, basic measurements, and motor configuration, project number and build date. All those identifiers help us to clearly identify which replacement parts the customer is after. It is a very rare event that a conveyor breaks down but if one of our conveyors does it can mean thousands of dollars of lost production time. We therefore recommend that the main wear parts like timing belts are kept in stock and maintenance personnel has them on hand.  Reordering new parts is made very easy with the new ID labeling system. It is also worth noting that each conveyor is now delivered with a printed manual which has all the operating procedures as well as maintenance schedules printed. All our conveyors are CE compliant and this fact is shown on the ID label as well as in the manual.  We are trying very hard to be ahead of everyone else, making an investment in our systems a big win for our customer.

Leanline Gooseneck Conveyor

We have just released our latest addition in our already extensive conveyor lineup.

  • transport goods between different heights
  • inline at 60 degrees or more possible
  • cleats possible if needed
  • built to exact customer specifications
  • stands built to exact requirements
  • fully compliant to relevant standards
  • CE certified

Please Ring for additional information.

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Important safety considerations when operating Belt Conveyors

When operation any piece of machinery operators must make sure that they are run in a safe manner to make sure no harm is done to anyone. Zero workplace injuries must be the ultimate goal. Some manufacturing machinery can be automated in a way so that human interaction is not needed. In that case the machine can be completely guarded with an enclosure. The interaction between humans and the machine in general operation in this case is impossible or at least diminished and therefore a safe work environment is given.

Belt conveyors are often a piece of manufacturing machinery that cannot be guarded off completely. They are often used in a way where workers come in contact with them directly.  This is one reason why belt conveyors must be designed and built to the highest relevant safety standards. Off course these safety standards are different depending on which country these conveyors are built in and to which standards they have been made. In general it can be said that developed countries have high safety standards in place where as others have none at all.

As an operator of conveyor equipment or any machinery an employer has the duty to implement them in a safe way. Local laws must be adhered to. It is important to understand that in most cases the responsibility for the safe operation of machinery lies first and foremost with the employer.

It is for this reason that it is often the best and safest way for manufacturing companies to source their belt conveyors from local companies which build their products to all the safety standards required in that area. Another alternative is to source them from a highly industrialized country with high safety standards and then make sure the conveyors meet the local requirements.

In general, belt conveyors have two areas of safety issues. The first would be around the motor and pulley drive assembly. A high quality conveyor unit will have this area completely guarded. The other area are pinch points that mostly arise around the drive and idle rollers as well as any other pinch points.  This is mostly a problem area that cannot be completely eliminated. Pinch points can mostly be reduced to a minimum but remain to a certain point.

There may also be issues arising by incorporating a conveyor with other pieces of machinery. If for instance a conveyor mounts to a static sorting table then a new pinch point will arise between the conveyor and the table.

This is where a risk assessment has to be conducted by the company. Basically, all the equipment has to be studied in its current setup. Problem and safety hazards have to be eliminated and areas that cannot be eliminated totally must be minimized to a reasonable and manageable amount.  Remaining risk areas have to be identified. Staff must be trained accordingly so they can safely operate the equipment.

It must be said at this point that this is a general guide and that local laws must be considered when implementing any machinery.