Slat Conveyor

Asmech Systems Ltd are a leading UK manufacturer for Slat Conveyors.

Overview of Slat Conveyors


Slat Conveyors are available in Straight Running, Side Flexing & Side Gripping (plus others for specialist applications) with high efficiency options also available.

They are used extensively throughout all industry sectors; for the conveying of products from one area to another, and form the basis of many major conveying projects. Asmech Systems Ltd have vast experience in the design, manufacture and installation of slat conveyors and as such can offer everything from a one off conveyor to a complete turn-key conveying solution.

Asmech Systems; as one of the best in the industry are happy to work with you to find the perfect solution!

Manufactured from Stainless Steel Grade 304 (or mild steel powder coated available if required) and available in standard lengths.

With heavy duty support legs, complete with easily adjustable feet (or castors if required)

A fully modular slat solution; the slat conveyor has the option of being supplied with varying types of side guides to suit different products, these include fixed width, manually adjustable and pneumatically adjustable.

SEW Eurodrive geared motor units as standard, although all motor suppliers can be accommodated upon customer specification.

Belts can be horizontal, inclined and accommodate bends and spirals, with the drive shafts either at the head end or in a mid-position, under-slung beneath the conveyor body.

Slat conveyor chain is available in many different shapes and sizes, as well as numerous different widths and materials all of which are best suited to different applications, they can be provided with various hoods to offer protection.

Slat Conveyor Bends are standard at either 500mm or 610mm centre line radius

Alternatively, if space is an issue, we can offer a special 200mm tight radius bend.

Vacuum Slat Conveyors

We can also supply you with Vacuum Slat Conveyors. This is where a vacuum motor is piped to a chamber within the conveyor body. The slat running through the vacuum area of the conveyor is drilled, allowing the product which is being conveyed to be stabilised during the process. Often used for containers with flat bases such as Polybottles in the dairy industry, this is a very niche operation and ensures bottle stability at high speeds.

Vacuum Slat Conveyors are frequently used where products need to be secured on the belt, for example, after processes such as blow moulding. With various designs of belts available, together with multiple drives and different options for hole patterns, blowers and ducting. We can cater for a variety of different applications, helping you find the perfect vacuum conveyor for the job.

What other industries do slat conveyors support?

A variety of industries use slat conveyors, with many companies using them because of their flexibility around loops and bends. They are commonly used for continuous manufacturing processes. Bottling plants commonly opt for slat conveyors, and they are also used heavily by the automotive industry so parts can be moved around for painting purposes. Many companies and organisations operating in the coating and painting industry use the conveyors so paint can be applied with ease.

What makes slat conveyors different to other conveyors?

Slat conveyors differ from other conveyors in many ways. For instance, they are narrower than plate link conveyors. Two sprockets in the centre enable them to flex, which means bends can easily be created and turned into spirals. All slats are joined together, with the belt being driven instead of individual rollers. Slat conveyors are particularly suited to environments with significantly high and low temperatures.

Why should you procure your slat conveyor from Asmech?

There are many great reasons for procuring your slat conveyor from Asmech. We have vast experience when it comes to designing and producing materials handling solutions and are able to cater to a wealth of needs. We provide solutions for companies from a wide range of industries. Asmech can design and manufacture single conveyors and offer comprehensive turnkey materials handling systems. Full technical support is also offered so you can derive as much value and efficiency as possible from your system.

Can a slat conveyor be bespoke made for your business?

Bespoke solutions created around your specific needs, requirements and budget are available. You are welcome to get in touch with our team at the earliest opportunity if you do require a slat conveyor to meet your needs. We can provide tailor-made systems from the concept stage right through to commissioning and installation. Full project management and after sales services are available, and we can also provide a wide range of spares, accessories and components. Asmech can assist you if you require a one-off conveyor module or a fully-automated handling system complete with controls. In vacuum conveyors, vacuum motors are piped to chambers within the conveyor body, with the slat being drilled to enable stabilisation of products whilst they are being conveyed. This type of conveyor is mainly used in the dairy and blowmoulding sectors.

Is any maintenance required with the slat conveyor?

Slat conveyors only require a modest level of maintenance to continue serving you well for years after your initial purchase. We are always on hand to assist you if you do need any advice on caring for your conveyor.

Are there any safety procedures to learn when using a slat conveyor?

To stay safe when using a conveyor, ensure you have a good view of the system when using the controls. Make sure you don’t stand so close that you will be hit objects moving along the system. Finally, ensure cut-off switches are placed near the operator. We can provide you with comprehensive advice on using your conveyor safely. Contact us today to find out more.