ASGCO® Solves a Southeastern Glass Facilities’ Transfer Point Spillage Problem While Eliminating Pulsation on the Conveyor Belt with a Custom Fabricated Support
The challenge was to eliminate the spillage, support the belt to prevent pulsation, protect
the tail roller, and fabricate a stand-alone structure to allow the belt support needed
and make room to change the 20° section to 35°, thus minimizing the spillage issue.
If this is accomplished, access will also need to be provided to insure proper operation
and allow for serviceability of the load zone.
This customer has had reoccurring issues with this transfer due to spillage. They have
also replaced the tail roller twice due to the pulsation from multiple feeder points.
The conveyor has no self supporting structure. The belt rollers are resting on small pieces
of angle mounted to the covers of the belt-line themselves. Neither the belt, nor the
impact zone could be observed. The top rollers in this transfer point are at 20° degrees
whereas the rest of the belt-line is at 35°.
ASGCO® technicians recommended that our fabrication facility build a structure or a
structural unit so a 24” standard Impact Cradle Bed™ can be installed between the first
and last troughing rollers in the load zone to support the belt and reduce pulsation.
It was also recommended that they install two (2) 24” x 24” Safe-Guard™ Inspection and
Access Doors, one on each side, to allow access and permit easy servicing of the load
zone if needed. The doors also permit a legal observation point to monitor the transfer.
Spillage was reduced to nearly zero by changing the pitch of the load zone to 35°. The evident
pulsation was eliminated giving relief to the tail roller and has been in operation for a year
now with no current issues or stress fractures. The access doors allowed the customer to view,
access, and service the load zone if necessary, where as previously, they would have had to
disassemble entire portions of the unit to gain access or observe.