When we talk about the HEIGHT of a lift, what is meant technically?
We talk about DISCHARGE HEIGHT, that is the height from which an elevator goes to unload on another device or machinery placed downstream.
This is an issue that, at the preliminary stage, you must absolutely take into consideration, for a very important reason: to avoid problems during installation!
In fact, when you are positioning an elevator on your bottling line, one of the fundamental parameters to check is the height at which it must unload the caps in the capper.
It will also have happened to you to arrive at the construction site and find a different situation from the one foreseen in the project phase.
Unfortunately this happens very often, also because it is never easy to make 100% correct measurements.
What contingencies could we have?
The lift, for example, might be too high or, on the contrary, too low…
We can verify this at the design stage many times, but it may also happen that in the future your client may request to add a device to be placed on the capper.
This device can be inserted many times at a later time on the cap descent channels and we will be asked to lift the elevator as well.
What if the elevator belt is fully welded?
To change the height on the construction site you would have to bring several different tools with you: cutting wheel, welding machine, etc…and the time for the change could be very long indeed.
Long line downtime, additional costs…not to mention that in the food industry, certain tools cannot be used in the same environment where the customer produces.
The solution could be to move the lift from its position and take it to a nearby machine shop, or take it back to “home”, but the line could also be on the other side of the world and in this case it would not be worth it.
How many times have you experienced situations like the ones I’ve told you?
Well, if it lifts you up (since we’re talking about Elevators), it happened to us too…
That’s why we thought of creating a modular elevator that can be extended or lowered with simple working tools.
With the right keys and a procedure of assembly/disassembly and replacement of the conveyor belt, your mechanics will be perfectly able to carry out this operation in a short time.
It’s always nice to talk to a technician who, coming back from an installation, compliments you for the ease with which he was able to solve something thanks to your way of designing.
MODULAR FEEDER vs WELDED FEEDER: two machines apparently equal to each other but completely different in terms of flexibility.
In this video we tell you about our experience.