Part and Unit Handling Conveyors


Belt Conveyors

Belt Conveyors provide a versatile means of handling products of various sizes and shapes.  General applications include:

-  assembly lines

-  sorting

-  inspection

-  transportation

-  process systems

Belt Conveyors can be designed specifically for troughing or v-guided applications.  For steep inclining or declining conveyors, a cleated belt can be added to help contain the product in the correct orientation.  Omni manufactures specially designed belt conveyors for specific industries such as:

-  wood panel processing & finishing

-  industrial laundry complexes

-  automotive assembly lines

-  distribution warehouses

-  box, bag & tote handling

 

 

Gravity Conveyors

Gravity Conveyors are one of the most cost effective and versatile product lines available.  These conveyors are excellent for both permanent and temporary conveyor lines often found in warehouses, shipping departments and assembly areas.  Gravity curves and spur options can add to the versatility of straight conveyors.  

 

There are several styles of Gravity Conveyor, including:

-  Roller conveyor (light, medium and heavy duty)

-  Skatewheel with multiple wheel pattern configurations

-  Ball Transfer Tables which allow 360° of operation

Chain Drive Live Roller (CDLR)

Chain Driven Live Roller conveyor (CDLR) consists of (2) structural channel sideframes separated by welded on structural angle spreaders. The sideframes support a bed of rollers with internal bearings that allow the roller tubes to rotate around a fixed axle that extends through holes in each sideframe. There is a welded on drive base that supports a motor and gear reducer. A b-hub sprocket keyed to the output shaft of the reducer delivers rotation to (2) of the rollers through the drive chain. The subsequent rollers are driven by a series of roller to roller chains. A guard is required for safety purposes and consists of a formed steel bottom guard that is welded to the spreaders and a formed steel top guard that is bolted to the sideframe and typically painted safety yellow. A separate drive guard is formed to cover the drive chain and sprocket. Structural channel legs can be welded or bolted to the frames.

 

 

Chain Conveyors

 

Chain Conveyors (Drag Chain) are used primarily for “wrong way” pallets or racks. Structural tube steel rails are connected together by welded on structural angle spreaders. Either a UHMW chain track or a steel wear bar provides the structural support for the chain that is typically driven by an underhung center drive. Idler sprockets with pressed in bearings allow the chain to wrap around the end of the conveyor and begin its return path through the inside of the structural tube. Idler sprockets placed intermittently along the return path prevent the chain from riding on the bottom of the tube

 

     

Belt Driven Live Roller (BDLR)

On straight Belt Driven Live Roller (BDLR) Conveyors the bed rollers contact a flat driving belt on the underside which creates a friction drive between the belt and the rollers.  Minimum (and zero) pressure accumulations are a major benefit for using BDLR.  When a curve is needed, a V-belt is used to power the bed rollers.  The pop out friction driven rollers provide a better industrial condition when working around the conveyors vs. “fixed in place” rollers.  Because the top of the rollers can be physically above the side frames, BDLR conveyors are capable of handling products wider than the BF (between frame) of the conveyor.  The belt is normally powered using a motor/reducer drive package.

 

Chain Transfer

Chain Transfers are used to re-direct products 90° onto an adjacent conveying line. They are ideal for transporting loaded pallets or products with a sturdy conveying surface. Chain transfers can be built to your specific requirements with standard capacities up to 6,000#. Minimum height requirements vary by application but start as low as 12” top of roller. Chain transfers are typically sold as an accessory feature to a CDLR conveyor but can also be sold with Gravity Conveyors, Chain Conveyors, or as stand alone units.  The transfer structure is typically an integral part of the base conveyor weldment. There are several ways to achieve the vertical actuation. Air bags are one common method and are deployed in sets of 4 to apply direct vertical force to the carriage. Pneumatic cylinders can be deployed in a variety of mechanical setups to indirectly achieve the vertical lift. Airbags require less elevation and cost less than mechanical lift mechanisms but allow product to “rock” during vertical travel. Mechanically raised carriages will cause smooth and even lift but come with the burden of a heavier price tag and higher elevation requirements. This product is one that Omni excels at providing in a customized fashion as customers continually strive to do more in less space.

 

     

Wire Mesh Belt 

Wire mesh belt conveyors offer much more than a maintenance friendly self tracking conveyor.  It also offers a multitude of belting options to choose from based on your application. These belting options were developed for specific industries and in most circumstances, developed for particular  applications.  We work very closely with our belting suppliers  to help in applying the right belt to your conveyor .  When you combine these belting options to the array of conveyor configurations that we offer, namely curves, straights, inclines, declines, you have thousands of conveying solutions. Omni Metalcraft offers a full line of stainless steel wire mesh belt conveyors that can be custom designed to meet your specific need.

 

Turn Table

Turn tables are a valuable accessory for ergonomic work stations or for confined working areas.  Omni turntables are used for palletizing, depalletizing, assembly and painting...the possibilities are endless!

 

Turntables can be powered or manually operated and have standard swing diameters up to 120 inches. 

-  Provide directional and product orientation change in your conveyor line

-  Manual or Powered Turntables rotate to the desired angle required for your application

-  One of the lowest heights in the industry

-  Detent positioning stops

-  Manual positioning stops