Key elements and functions of the expandable conveyor
Release Time:2024-04-19


In the Prewious article, we made a brief introduction of the expandable  conveyor. In this article, we intend to help you further understand the structural characteristics and the cautions in use of the expandable conveyor.

The structural characteristics of the expandable conveyor are the following:


1. Regarding the expansion section: 

As the name implies, the expandable conveyor can be stretched to reach the length required by the customer and it can be folded and pushed to the designated storage position. In this way, customers can save a lot of space and carry on smoothly on-site operations. The side plates form groups of two, which are disposed in X and pass through the rotation center, allowing stretching and contracting, 7 or 8 X-type couples form one big group, 2 or 3 big groups of skate wheel type form one unit, then 1-6 units form a multi-unit combination, the expansion ratio is about 1:2, 1:2.5, 1:3.

2. Regarding the transportation section:

For ensuring a smooth transportation, customers can opt for steel rollers and skate wheels made of plastic or steel. The conveying surface width is variable and the skate wheel type offers a bigger bending solution in terms of transporting small packaged goods after the expandable conveyor was folded in. Also, it can be arranged into the form of an “S” or an “O” if the customers require so.  

3. Regarding the support section: 

The expandable conveyor can be moved to various positions due to its support; height can be adjusted (the adjustment range is 0~200mm) by (as well as) the supporting legs, so that each caster touches the ground, making the transport very stable. All the casters are 125mm set of full brake universal wheels, so they are both safe and reliable. 

What you need to pay attention to when using the expandable conveyor:

1.Do not overload the expandable conveyor and do not throw goods onto the conveying surface, so to avoid damaging or scrapping the equipment .

2.Check the fasteners regularly so to prevent loosening. Regularly check whether the parts or components are damaged or whether there are sharp points that may damage the goods.

3.Check the supporting legs’ height and make adjustments if necessary to ensure that all the casters touch the ground. Make sure that the conveying surface is stable, so that the goods can move smoothly .

4.When the expandable conveyor to be stretched into an arc, the actions of stretching and bending should be done at the same time. Never bend again when the position limit was reached.

5.Pay attention to your hands or clothes while stretching or drawing the expandable conveyor together, not to get jammed or injured. Operators with long hair should roll it up, and the floating corner of clothes or other floating items should be fixed, in order to avoid being caught by the expandable conveyor  and getting injured.

6.Before drawing together or moving the expandable conveyor , make sure that the brakes of the casters have been released.

7.When moving the expandable conveyor , use the package stopper as handle.

8.The damaged expandable conveyor parts and components should be replaced in time .

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