Inclined Belt Conveyors ( also called Elevators) are a practical and affordable solution to the inclined transfer and conveyance of product and have been the mainstay of Wrightfield’s business for the last 30 years.
Many applications for conveyors require the installation to take product between two set points. These points however are rarely in line or at the same height, or even in the same room. In order to accommodate the wide ranges of process machinery required for the manufacture of any given product; many twists and turns are inevitable throughout a factory layout. This is where Wrightfield can help.
Dedicated project engineers will visit the site and thoroughly survey and discuss the exact requirements of the conveyor solution needed.
Typical Inclined Belt Conveyors (Elevator) functions may include combinations of:
- Incline / Decline
- Tight Turn / Large Radius
- Converge / Separate
- Transfer / Shuttle
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Inclined Belt Conveyors
Our belt conveyors can be designed with either plastic modular belting or PU modular belting, along with varying elevation pitches and heights, to suit the product being conveyed.
All our inclined belts are custom designed and manufactured to elevate products between pieces of a processing plant. Our experienced engineers will help you in specifying the correct belt type. Inclined belt conveyors are be designed and manufactured in a hygienic way to suit the specific sector that the inclined conveyor systems are being used in.
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General Design Specifications
- Constructed using all grades of stainless steel (304, 304L, 316)
- Welds are continuous and smooth, free from burrs and pits
- Stainless steel enclosures
- Fixed or variable speed
- Stainless steel gearboxes and motors
- All systems are fully wired and tested
- Sanitary design, built to eliminate bacteria harbourage areas
- Complies with food safety standards
- Suitable for all belting types
- Customised to meet your specific requirements, ensuring seamless line integration
- Bead blast finish provides a clean, consistent, streak-free finish, making it extremely suitable for panel-to-panel matching. It is widely used in the food, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical industries
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After Sales Conveyor Maintenance
Wrightfield offer a professional and responsive after sales service. Including both spares & various service options we can help keep your business up and running.
As partners of both Intralox (for the full range of belts) and SEW for motors, along with our ability to source from a range of manufacturers, as well as being able to manufacture or fabricate a variety of bespoke parts we are confident we can meet your needs, so why not give us a try when you next need replacement parts
We can provide planned maintenance on a scheduled basis, and well a providing skilled engineers for shift cover in the event of busy periods or holidays.
Our fully equipped vans are on call in the event of a breakdown.
Our After Sales service offerings can be bespoked to your particular requirements including:
- As partners of Intralox Belts and SEW Motors we have access to the full range
- Wide range of other purchased parts
- Control systems
- Manufacturing, Welding & Fabrication available in-house
- Breakdown Support
- Service Contracts
- Shift Cover
- Planned Preventative Maintenance
- Audits & Assessments
- Remote Diagnostics
Conveyor Spare Parts
Belt Conveyor Components
We supply Conveyor Belting of all types including Food Grade Conveyor Belting, Grip-top Belting, PVC Conveyor Belting, Smooth. Belt Conveyor Components are available for all types of Belt Conveyors and include Drive Drums, Idler Rollers, Crowned Rollers and Motors.
- SEW Geared Motor Units – We stock key SEW geared motor drives for all of our conveyors, including line shaft conveyors, belt conveyors, pallet conveyors, belt under roller conveyors and our flexible conveyors.
- Intralox – we stock a range of key Intralox components
- Conveyor Belting – Smooth and Grip-face belts are available to suit a variety of applications. These are available in a variety of different colours.
- Drive Drums – Drums are available to suit Wrightfield conveyors and other suppliers of belt conveyors
- Bearings – We have a range of replacement belt conveyor bearings available from stock.
- Sprockets and Drive chain – we have a range of replacement sprockets and drive chains available from stock. Non stock items can be obtained
- Rollers – We have a variety of rollers available. Over the years we have manufactured rollers to suit conveyors that have been manufactured but the original manufacturer is no longer able to support / supply
- Adjustable feet – We have a range of steel, plastic, steel, light and heavy duty adjustable feet available. We also manufacture bespoke feet that allow the height of a conveyor system to be raised ( which can provide a very cost effective way of adapting an existing conveyor system
- Custom built components available
In the fast paced world of food processing, unplanned downtime owing to broken machinery can have serious consequences. We understand this and provide conveyor belt parts to help companies get back up and running as soon as possible. Because of the complete set of services we offer we are also able to provide custom built components.
Custom Made Conveyor Belt Parts
The fact that we own our own factory is an important factor in facilitating us to provide the efficient service we do. With no middle man to deal we are able to work directly with clients enabling us to save both time and effort. Moreover, we are in a position to fully understand the requirements of a client. Finally, with our own manufacturing facility, we are able to realise a client’s objectives and to provide them with custom made conveyor belt parts if required.
Conveyor Belt Parts – Aftercare Service
We provide a comprehensive aftercare service, as part of which we supply spare conveyor belt parts and components. Additionally, the service also includes planned maintenance so as to proactively avoid any potential issues that may occur to machines, as well as offering emergency breakdown repair.
The following articles may be of interest when considering conveyor selection or operating requirements
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The conveyor belt system you need will depend on what your transporting, the speed it…
A conveyor system is fundamentally an assembly of different conveyors ( they could be the same type within different production stages , or different types of conveyors) that are assembled together to transport materials (from start to finish) with the minimum of effort compared to doing the transporting the goods manually
Essentially a conveyor system comprises of a frame which supports the conveyor mechanism ( which could be either gravity fed or powered) .
Conveyor systems are used in a wide variety of industries as a standard item of mechanical handling equipment to move products, raw materials, food products, ingredients, goods, raw goods, and an almost limitless set of other materials from one location to another, usually within the same production area or building.
Because they remove a significant element of manual handling they are extremely handy for businesses that deal with bulky goods, heavy items, raw materials, and mass-production items.