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Mobility Engineering (Cheshire) Ltd

  • Over 30 years in the industry providing conveyor systems
  • Chain conveyors & modular belt conveyors
  • Comprehensive & quality range of conveyors
  • The UK's best roller and magnetic conveyor systems

Design, Manufacture and Installation of Conveyors

Mobility Engineering have vast experience in all areas of conveyors and materials handling, being established for nearly 40 years. Being experienced in designing and manufacturing all types of ground and elevating conveyors has enabled Mobility to be familiar and experienced in the majority of industry sectors, ranging from light duty pharmaceutical to the heavier automotive sectors.

Generally conveyor systems can be broken down into two distinct divisions - powered and non-powered. Non-powered conveyors are gravity conveyors, therefore, relying on gravity to get from A to B (either horizontally, by human resources pushing, or via a decline, so the product moves under it's own weight). Being non-powered means you simply cannot control the movement/flow.

Powered conveyors, on the other hand, are much more reliable and versatile with regards control and process flow. Being powered, you are in control of how and how fast the product goes from A to B, plus it can have the added benefit of accumulation.

There are a multitude of conveyor configurations, but, highlighted below are the basic conveyor types.

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Slat Conveyor

Powered Conveyor

Belt Conveyor

Magnetic Conveyor

Conveyors

Chain Conveyors
Chain conveyors are used for continual positive drive over a fairly long distance, and are considered as suitable in heavy industrial applications, for unit, pallet and container handling. The chain is not only the driving force, but is also the part that comes in contact with the load.

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Modular Belt Conveyors (Plastic)
A more modern approach to the traditional fabric belts. Devised in the 1980's, and taking off in the 1990's, it took until the 2000's before the modular belt range increased and prices became more competitive. Although more expensive than fabric belts, they have much greater versatility. As they are plastic links (more akin to a chain than a belt), they are always positively driven and tracked as they are driven over sprockets, rather than a drum. It is also much easier to take apart for maintenance and cleaning.

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Gravity Roller Conveyors
Gravity roller conveyors use free rolling rollers to convey product. The rollers range from typically 25mm in diameter up to 76mm diameter. To create the correct conveyor you must take into consideration the load (product) to then determine the correct roller to use, and the correct pitch (the distance from the centre of one roller to the centre of the next roller). Good practice states a minimum of three rollers to be under the product at any one time.

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Belt Conveyors (Fabric)
The traditional, and still widely accepted form of motorised conveying. Fabric belt conveyors use either pvc/pu (smooth or grip top) or rubber belts, which are either clipped together of vulcanised endless. They are used predominantly where products being conveyed vary in size and shape, plus where there is a need to incline/decline.

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Powered Roller Conveyors (Lineshaft)
Lineshaft powered roller conveyors are the light duty powered roller conveyors, and are generally used to transport (and accumulate) light'ish boxes (eg, cardboard, plastic totes boxes and bins), up to approximately 25/30Kgs. The lineshaft is a 25mm diameter shaft (round bar) that constantly rotates and runs (via a separate motor & gearbox) the full length of the conveyor (a length of up to approximately 18m can be achieved off one drive unit). There are a series of spools (cotton reel shaped - or bobbins) on the shaft that are loose. A PU band goes around the spool and around a groove in the roller (forming a figure of 8). Via friction (gained through the elasticity and torque of the band), the spool pulls against the shaft and in turn drives the roller. Lineshaft powered roller conveyors use a 50mm diameter grooved roller, usually set at 75mm pitch.

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Powered Roller Conveyors (Chain Driven)
This is the more heavy duty side of conveying. Typical chain driven powered roller conveyors utilise 63mm or 76mm diameter (both with a 3.2mm wall thickness) rollers with a sprocketed end. One roller is powered via an external motor and gearbox, which then slaves the other rollers via the chains on the sprockets. These types of conveyors are commonly referred to as pallet conveyors, as they are ideal to carry standard & bespoke pallets of approximately 1 to 1.5 tons in weight. The roller pitch varies for each application, but as a rule of thumb, you would generally consider somewhere around 160mm

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Slat Conveyors (Acetal & Stainless Steel)
Slat conveyors are used predominantly for fast moving consumable goods (fmcg), such as bottles (plastic and glass), cans, tubs, jars, etc. The slats are limited to 300mm wide. Often known as slat chain, as the slats are driven by sprockets. The actual slats can be either acetal (high wear resistant plastic) or stainless steel. As well as conveying, they are also used for accumulation prior to filling or packing.

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Magnetic Conveyors
Magnetic conveyors are generally used to take ferrous scrap metal (or finished product) from underneath a press/punch machine, elevate it up and drop off into a bin for removal. The surface of the conveyor is stainless sheet. Underneath are chains that run both sides and have a magnetic flight bar attached. The magnetic flight bars essentially traps/pulls the product to the sheet and drags it up the surface and drops it off.

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28 May 2015
By Mr Martyn Walters (Senior Production Engineer) , BISLEY OFFICE EQUIPMENT LTD

We have used Mobility Engineering for a number of years, from simple supply-only conveyor lengths to major production lines involving a good deal of design and development work. Mobility have worked closely with us to ensure we get the right solution to the right problem

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28 May 2015
By Mr Duncan Holland (Project Manager , ALDO GROUP

From the outset they provided a professional, efficient and friendly service, and despite some tight programmes, they have always completed their installations on time and budget

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28 May 2015
By Mr Patrick Mroczak (Director) , AIMIA FOODS

We have been dealing with mobility engineering for many years now. This is due to the fact that their service is fantastic, constantly offering solutions and not problems

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28 May 2015
By Mr Mick Wallace (Engineering Manager) , CALSONIC KANSEI

Mobility Engineering helped me by taking on board my thought’s and concerns and helped me to decide what direction to take. The result was a design for a Magnetic conveyor that was forwarded to me as an Engineering drawing that myself and others in the department could look at and approve

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28 May 2015
By Mr Brendan Mulholland (Process And Manufacturing Engineer) , BEAM SUNTORY

Trials were carried out on a substantial quantity of bottles in the workshop, witnessed by Cooley Team before the system was delivered to Cooley for installation and commissioning. The project was successfully delivered on time and within budget.

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Monday -   8:00 to 5:00
Tuesday -   8:00 to 5:00
Wednesday -   8:00 to 5:00
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