CONVEYORS LOAD CAPACITY
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An Overhead Conveyor System offers many advantages in terms of the ability to transport pieces in unused plant space above the work area come down to places needed for loading or unloading ……handle heavy loads and odd shaped items …….. incorporate heat treating, painting, baking or similar operations and can be easily modified if production needs change.
Here Are A Few Things that will help you in your planning efforts and in your choice of the components needed, particularly if you are planning a new system or a major extension or revision of an existing one.
Layout the System-Most planning starts with drawing a plan to scale of the building area in which the conveyor system will be installed, showing all aisles, columns, obstructions, equipment, and work areas to be considered.
Then a preliminary path layout showing the position of all the load and unload points, the rises and falls needed to clear aisles of work areas and provide a convenient height for loading and unloading, should also be drawn.
Determine the Type of Load Carried Next consider the size and type of load to be carried and also the type of carrier to be used. (Special types of carriers can be fabricated to meet practically any need.) Then consider the total load to be carried on each trolley. This is an important factor in determining the size of trolley, chain, and track to be used in the system.
Plan the Material Flow This involves the speed at which the conveyor will operate, the need for speed control, and the most desirable spacing of the carriers. The desired conveyor speed is calculated by taking the required number of parts per hour, multiplying this by the carrier spacing and dividing this by 60 multiplied by the parts per carrier, as shown in the following formula.
Conveyor Speed = Parts per hour x Carrier Spacing (FPM) 60 x Parts per
Normally it is desirable to plan a maximum conveyor speed greater than needed and use a variable speed drive in order to allow for future variations in production requirements. A convenient speed where loading and unloading is involved is considered to be 10 fpm with 25 to 30 fpm considered a normal maximum.
Consider the Types of Conditions under which the system will operate. This includes the amount of dirt and heat involved, paint or chemical contamination, and the accessibility for lubrication or other factors which would have important bearing on the types of components to be used. This is particularly true in the selection of the kind of trolleys, turns, and bearings required.
Choose the Horizontal and Vertical Curves- Based on the size of load and desired carrier spacing determine the best radii for the horizontal and vertical curves. Tables A & B show the minimum radii recommended based on trolley spacing. Whenever practical it is best to use more than the minimum radii for curves. This will give smoother system operation, with less friction and wear in the system.