THE PROBLEM: LIVE WORKS & EXTENSIVE DOWNTIME
Components which contribute to the problems with belt drift include:
Together they contribute to safety risks as well as the high cost of down time.
The risk associated with manipulating tracking frames online puts lives at risk. The downtime associated with conveyor tracking problems is often underestimated.
The elimination of live works and increasing productivity are the key goals of Track Straight. Our patented solutions provide safe online tracking of a conveyor belt through the manipulation of tracking frames through trough and return.
Our mechanical units remove the need for isolation, whilst our automatic systems can correct conveyor tracking without the conveyor shutting down. The result is improve safety and increased productivity.
THE SOLUTION: TRACK STRAIGHT
The elimination of live works is the key goal of our Track Straight systems.
Track Straight can provide solutions for a variety of tracking requirements. From simple mechanical adjustment tools that eliminate the requirement for isolation, through to fully automatic systems that can detect and correct belt drift, creating increased productivity benefits.
Our safety tool allows safe online tracking of a conveyor belt through the manipulation of a tracking frames both trough and return. Tying up tracking frames is also done during isolation, but the resulted down time can be a costly process, our mechanical units remove the need for isolation while our automatic systems can correct conveyor tracking without the conveyor shutting down.
TRACK STRAIGHT: FEATURES & BENEFITS
Retrofits onto existing tracking frames
Proximity switch logs when the unit is activated
Reduced clean up costs
Extended conveyor life
No need to isolate
Elimination of live works
Reduced conveyor belt down-time
Reduced loss of production
Positive culture change
Safe online incremental conveyor belt tracking
The tool allows the operator to make incremental adjustments to a tracking frame either trough or return while the conveyor is running by rotating a hand wheel that is outside of the conveyor pull wire. The unique design of the system means that force can not be applied from the tracking frame back through the hand wheel always keeping the operator safe.
A torque limiting device means the tracking frame can not be overloaded and a proximity switch logs each time the adjustment tool is used.
HDPE GUARD OPTION
MESH GUARD OPTION
This tool is designed around 3 key components: 24VDC actuators retro fit to the pre-existing tracking frames allowing the frames to be controlled remotely from the safety of the walkway or automatically with the incorporation of belt drift sensors.
When in automatic mode the control system detects the conveyor belt position and determines the required adjustment of the tracking frame to ensure the conveyor runs true.
REACTION BRACKET ASSEMBLY
ACTUATOR HOUSING ASSEMBLY
ROLLERS SWIVEL LAYOUT
ACTUATOR HOUSING LAYOUT
TRACK STRAIGHT - PART OF THE SCHLAM GROUP
Track Straight provides engineered solutions to conveyor tracking issues focussed on the elimination of live works, removing the need for current poor practices as well as increased conveyor system reliability.
With more than 16 years of experience as heavy mobile and fixed plant service specialists, Schlam Engineering has the experience and know-how to safely and efficiently deliver maintenance and optimisation projects for your operations.
With the capability to plan, design, construct and maintain, we take a complete service approach to your needs. Our clients have come to rely on us to not only implement a solution, but to troubleshoot and determine the solution; thinking creatively, yet practically. Supported by the right equipment and facilities, we focus on consistently delivering quality, reliable and competitive services.
We provide superior technical support and management services with the aim to build transparent and long standing relationships. Key competencies include: Design and Engineering, Project Management, Fabrication, Mechanical, HV Electrical and Machining.
CONVEYOR TRACKING SOLUTIONS