PPM Technologies: Gentle horizontal-motion conveyor

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Booth #C-4138! The horizontal-motion conveyor from PPM offers a number of advantages over conventional vibrating conveyors; compared to conventional vibrating conveyors, which are usually powered by springs and convey material through impact, the horizontal-motion conveyor provides gentle and sanitary transportation of fragile materials such as food products, extruded, flaked, or pelletized products.

Gentle horizontal-motion conveyor
Gentle horizontal-motion conveyor

At the same time, the horizontal-motion conveyor offers a clean design and higher level of mechanical simplicity. The result is a durable conveying system that requires less maintenance. In addition, the conveyor has no chains, screws, sprockets, rollers, idlers, or other moving parts outside of the guarded drive unit, making it intrinsically safer for operating and maintenance personnel.

The gentle conveying of the horizontal-motion conveyor is also suitable for materials that require handling without compaction or segregation. An unintended consequence of conventional material-conveying systems is product variability, which results from the migration of fine particles in the product stream. The “en masse” conveying provided by horizontal motion ensures that material will be delivered as originally mixed and that fine particles will remain evenly distributed throughout the product bed.

Benefits include:

  • Minimal vibration transfer to surrounding structures
  • Quieter
  • Small footprint
  • Can be ceiling hung
  • Simple design
  • Gentle product handling
  • Quick and easy pan replacement
  • 25% lower cost vs. competitors’ units
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