Live Drum Spiral Conveyor Reaches New Heights
Nercon (Oshkosh, WI) has manufactured one of its tallest Live Drum Spirals, now with 17 tiers with cases that travel at 150 feet per minute. This conveyor uses a cylindrical drum that assists in driving the modular plastic belt, and, according to the company, this helps reduce low belt tension, increase elevation changes, and allow for a higher capacity. The benefit of low belt tension allows for exceptionally long runs with capacities of up to 20 pounds per linear foot of chain. Other benefits include:
- A small footprint due to its consruction, which allows for increased production and profitability.
- The ability to engineer the conveyor with various in-feed and discharge locations, which helps lower or elevate products.
- The versatility to convey packages such as jars, tubs, cups, bundles, cans, bottles, bags, pouches, cartons, totes and cases.
- Minimal maintenance due to the low number of moving parts.