These conveyors are designed with modular drives, idlers, and intermediate sections to accelerate your ability to design each conveyor length to suit your application’s specific requirements. Standard pulley widths offered are 18, 24, and 36 inches. However, custom widths for special applications are also available. Conveyors can be configured with adjustable floor supports to accommodate multiple tilt angles and provide flexibility for quick and easy installation in any environment. Common belt types include PVC, rubber, and polyurethane. Each can be designed with multiple features such as cleats, synchronized sidewalls, smooth or textured surfaces. Simple constant speed control can be used for simpler applications. However, variable speed control can also be provided for applications that require fine tuning in the field.
In addition to our standard design products, Ensign also has many custom options often required in conveyor projects. Some of them include infeed hoppers, discharge chutes, metal detection and automation. An infeed hopper (also called an inception hopper) is commonly required on an incline conveyor that receives material from an Ensign Gaylord dumper. A variety of discharge chutes and transitions are available to facilitate consistent flow of material from the end of the conveyor to downstream equipment. Plate or tunnel metal detection prevents metal contamination from causing downtime and damage to high-value equipment downstream of the conveyor, effectively increasing the ROI of the entire process line. PLC automation, including photoeyes, interlocking relays, and a variety of other components, allows material processors to process large volumes of material with minimal operator involvement.
A frequent application that encompasses all four of these areas is the inclined conveyor that feeds grinders with bulk plastic scrap from Gaylord. The Inception Hopper is custom designed based on the Ensign damper and the material being processed. The discharge chute is also designed based on grinder size and manufacturer. A metal detector is built into the conveyor bed to prevent foreign metal contaminants from dulling the grinder’s cutter. Finally, PLC automation with integrated controls for both metal detectors and grinders allows the dumper conveyor system to automatically discharge and control product delivery rates without the need for continuous operator monitoring.
When asked why Ensign added a new product line, Andrew Hartline, Ensign’s vice president of sales and marketing, commented: We see an opportunity to continue supporting our existing customer base by adding a competitively priced conveyor option to our existing dump equipment or container filling solutions.
“By procuring a complete system from Ensign, our customers know that all mechanical design and control aspects of the solution arrive on site at the same time, are easy to install, and intuitive to use by operators and maintenance teams. You can be confident.”
Specifically designed to integrate with Ensign’s other products, the new conveyor line contributes to its mission to extend and deliver its offerings. A smart solution to keep you moving!
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