L.A.C Conveyors Blog

Author: Created: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:32 PM
News about conveyor systems and installations by LAC Conveyors
By LAC Blogger on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:53 AM
In addition to the many conveyors due to be installed at Delmonte, Wisbech a bespoke gantry is also being manufactured by L.A.C. Food Industry Conveyors. The 3 meter high platform will over see a number of conveyors working below and support an elevator conveyor that off-loads product into Delmontes unique weighing facility.
By LAC Blogger on Friday, August 14, 2009 12:58 PM
The company Keystream have taken proactive measures in the event of system failures.  They have recently ordered a 6 meter decline conveyor as a safety net.  The conveyor will ensure a steady stream of production is maintained should engineers have to resolve the issues on production lines.
By LAC Blogger on Friday, August 14, 2009 12:55 PM
An installation will take place at the Delmont Factory in Wisbech for a variety of conveying systems, these are to inlcude:
  • 2 x elevator conveyors each measuring 6.5 metres
  • 2 x bulk in-feed conveyors each measuring 1.5 metres
  • 1 x out-feed conveyor at 7 metres
From sign off of approved drawings the system took four weeks to manufacturer and will be installed the first week of September 09
By LAC Blogger on Monday, August 03, 2009 3:30 PM
Delivery will take place this week for a 3 tier, 10 meter Modular Belt Conveyor to a farm in Kent.  The conveyor will speed up the process of grading on the spring onion line.
By LAC Blogger on Monday, August 03, 2009 3:27 PM
We are pleased to confirm that the installation of the modular belt conveyors for the new processing lines at St Ivel are going very well. The installation will take two days for two of our engineers and commissioning of the conveyors will be completed on Wednesday of this week.
By LAC Blogger on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:34 PM
In a snap decision to extend one of their existing production lines, our team of conveying engineers attended site at Hitchen  Foods during shift changeover, and had 6 hours to install the extension of the modular belt conveyor to the mash potato line.  Work began at 7pm and completed within the time frame for 1am! for the morning shift to resume production.

Conveyors where manufactured off site within a two day time frame prior to installation.
By LAC Blogger on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:27 PM
L.A.C. Food Industry Conveyors are due to install a series of modular belt conveyors at St Ivel for their new yogurt processing line.  The conveyors will transport single lane pots through a series of conveying lines to produce multiple lanes to the packing section.  From there they move from the modular belt conveyors to the Palletising Conveyors for distribution.

From design, proof sign off into engineering and manufacturing completion took 6 weeks.  The conveying line lengths are in access of 30 meters overall.
By LAC Blogger on Monday, July 27, 2009 5:00 PM
Product Group:                     Silicone coated conveyor and processing belts

Main Industry Segments:   Bakery (biscuit/cookie); Chocolate/confectionery; Sweets/snacks/candies/bars/chewing gum

Belt Applications:                 Acceleration belt; Decline belt; Incline belt

Special Features:                Adhesive/easy-release; Anti-sticking; Super adhesive surface

Mode of Use:                        Acceleration; Declined; Horizontal; Inclined

 

Conveying Side (Material):                Silicone (SI)

Conveying Side (Surface):                Glossy

Conveying Side (Property):               Super-adhesive

Conveying Side (Color):                    White

Traction Layer (Material):                   Polyester (PET) fabric

Number of Fabrics:                             2

Running Side (Material):                    Polyester (PET) fabric

Running Side (Surface):                    Impregnated fabric

Running Side (Color):...
By LAC Blogger on Thursday, July 23, 2009 10:05 AM
Conveyors are used as components in automated distribution and warehousing. In combination with computer controlled pallet handling equipment this allows for more efficient retail, wholesale, and manufacturing distribution. It is considered a labor saving system that allows large volumes to move rapidly through a process, allowing companies to ship or receive higher volumes with smaller storage space and with less labor expense.

Belt conveyors are the most commonly used powered conveyors because they are the most versatile and the least expensive. Product is conveyed directly on the belt so both regular and irregular shaped objects, large or small, light and heavy, can be transported successfully. These conveyors should use only the highest quality premium belting products, which reduces belt stretch and results in less maintenance for tension adjustments. Belt conveyors can be used to transport product in a straight line or through changes in elevation or direction. In certain applications they can also...
By LAC Blogger on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:49 AM
A belt conveyor consists of two or more pulleys, with a continuous loop of material - the conveyor belt - that rotates about them. One or both of the pulleys are powered, moving the belt and the material on the belt forward. The powered pulley is called the drive pulley while the unpowered pulley is called the idler. There are two main industrial classes of belt conveyors; those in general material handling such as those moving boxes along inside a factory and bulk material handling such as those used to transport industrial and agricultural materials, such as grain, coal, ores, etc. generally in outdoor locations. Generally companies providing general material handling type belt conveyors do not provide the conveyors for bulk material handling. In addition there are a number of commercial applications of belt conveyors such as those in grocery stores.

The belt consists of one or more layers of material they can be made out of rubber. Many belts in general material handling have two layers. An under layer...