Belt lifter takes the strain for conveyor maintenance
- 05 July 2008
- Product News
The light-weight, compact unit uses a winch design and can be used in a wide range of conditions - whether it is to change a single roller or carry out more complex work in confined spaces.
After consulting with a number of maintenance engineers in the UK and overseas, Horizon Conveyor Equipment adapted conventional Belt Lifter designs to create a two-part system that bolts easily to conveyor roller frames and uses high-tensile straps to lift the belt.
The system suits most routine maintenance issues and can also be put to work when changing return-belt rollers or dealing with complex inverted ‘V' rollers sets. The unit weighs 45 kg with a 2 ton safe working load and utilises an integrated telescopic design which can be taken apart and stored as a compact, roll-along unit that can be manoeuvred with the ease of a golf trolley. The company can also design and construct bespoke RapidWinch units based on individual customer specifications.
Alan Bowler, managing director of Horizon Conveyor Equipment, said: "Belt Lifters have traditionally adopted a lifting beam design to raise a conveyor belt, but these systems can be cumbersome and time-consuming if an engineer simply wants to change a single roller or work in confined spaces."
He added: "Because the RapidWinch is a light-weight, portable unit it can be moved and set up quickly and easily in virtually all maintenance situations."
Horizon Conveyor Equipment
Unit 1 Hayseech Road
T: 0121 550 2218
F: 0121 550 2243