Roller Conveyor system – Case Study
Leading UK manufacturer Asmech Systems Ltd successfully completed a turnkey solution at a fresh food distribution factory. Featuring a heavy duty, zero-line pressure roller conveyor system with bi-directional capabilities.
The project was to supply an automated system to interface with both imported and exported produce. This would allow distribution workers to load trailers from the warehouse. It would also enable factory operators to accept deliveries from external suppliers.
Roller Conveyor System Installation
The new system was to be installed during peak season. Asmech was only allocated a 12-hour window. To rip out the existing and integrate the new roller conveyor system line. Using a team of experienced engineers and electricians, Asmech were able to complete the installation. Within the allotted time frame. The roller conveyor system was tested and commissioned by 6:00am the next morning, ready for production to continue.
The brief stated that the system would be moving heavy duty pallets and would be required to transport product in and out of the factory. Therefore, the system which Asmech supplied was split into zones. Each zone spanned the length of the pallets to allow the line to be primed.
The roller conveyor system allowed products to queue in zones and be driven into the next available space. Drives were turned off when zones were full to save energy and wear on the system. Once the end pallet had been removed from the line, the next pallet would be conveyed forward. Each drive upstream would follow suit.