Manufacturer – Omni-Lift
Product – Copper Oxide, Chemicals
Case History #102
In 1999 a SC chemical manufacturing plant contacted Carolina Material Technologies (CMT) in urgent need of a conveying system that would not degrade their product, copper oxide. The product needed to be conveyed from a dryer, 45’ vertical to a screener and then convey this final, screened product from a surge bin to their bagging operation.
The company had installed a pneumatic conveying system in September of 1999 and quickly found that their product was being degraded by the pneumatic conveying system to a point where it could not be sold. The company desperately needed a solution and needed this immediately.
The company contacted CMT, whom they had worked with in the past. Their needs included:
-Conveying from the dryer, 12’ horizontally, in the x-plane.
-Conveying 5’ horizontally in the y-plane.
-Conveying 45’ vertically to the screener.
-Conveying from the surge bin 6’ horizontally, 25’ vertically and 6’ horizontally.
-Convey the product without degradation.
Z-Configuration Packaging Conveyor
Omni-Lift’s specialty belt conveyors were quickly identified as the best solution for this application. Omni-Lift’s belts are a one-piece molded design, which use “fingers” to carry the product, even at 90-degree inclines. The conveyors can be configured in straight, “L” and “Z” configurations and are efficient enough to convey water.
Testing was performed at Omni-Lift’s facility within one week with samples returned to the customer for approval. Approval was immediately given and three specialty belt conveyors were ordered to meet the above requirements.
-The system was installed in February of 2001.
-Automated production began immediately with in-spec product.
-A factory trained representative made an adjustment to the conveying speed during startup.
-The system has performed with nearly zero maintenance, allowing the customer to produce reliable, in-spec product from day one.