Spiral Conveying/Handling Systems
Tecnopool’s flexible technology is guaranteed by a conveying system, designed and developed in-house and which can be adapted to satisfy individual production requirements and can be fitted with bends, slopes or spirals specifically designed for each individual project. In addition to the possibility of controlling and monitoring belt speed, depending on the customer’s production requirements, it is also possible to create, on spirals, product infeed and discharge in any required position and at any height.
The stainless belt, with widths ranging from 200 and 1,300 mm, travels on self-lubricating low friction guides.
The structure consists of profiles joined together by purpose plates and support frames, this entire structure is manufactured in stainless steel. Purpose supports allow for installing sidewalls in non-toxic plastic or in stainless steel.
The belt is supplied with stainless steel bars as standard however, in the event particular food products are to be conveyed and which require a different type of conveying surface, a food grade plastic or stainless steel mesh can be applied.
This latest generation belt runs on tracks, requiring practically no lubrication. It is a new stainless steel cross-bar conveyor made with special links whose main technical features are illustrated below.
Special self-lubricating plastic elements are inserted on the links. They are shaped underneath to form the shoe that allows the belt to slide on the rails, whilst the upper part is shaped to hold the product in place.
A particular feature of the drive system is its special plastic wheels that, in addition to minimizing noise and friction, have a special engage/release system that makes maintenance/adjustments much simpler, allowing all such work to be performed extremely quickly.
Depending on the application, the belt is supplied either with a stainless steel mesh or a plastic mesh, suitable for operating temperatures anywhere between +120°C and -40°C. Since it does not have the central structure that drum-type spirals typically have, the system allows air to flow freely, thus optimizing the various heat treatments. This particular feature also makes cleaning that much easier.