Step conveyors are turnkey systems for the supply, sorting and feeding of components that are available as loose parts. The step conveyors and vibration sorting rails from our own development and product are used for sorting.
The step conveyor principle is particularly well-suited for space-saving, gentle feeding of a wide variety of parts. Cubic parts with edges up to 200 mm in length and rod-shaped parts up to 500 mm in length can be sorted with a standard step conveyor. Sorting rails up to 3,000 mm in length permit a conveying speed of up to 10 m/min.
Our step conveyors stand out due to their:
- Compact construction
- Custom height adjustment
- Electromagnetically adjustable vibration
- Low power needs
- Gentle parts handling
- Low noise
- There is no wear or contamination in the sorting part
- Catching parts are separated
- Functionally safe (pushers open upwards)
- Long service life
- Permit the feeding of lightly oiled components
The standard hopper on the step conveyor that accepts the material to be conveyed is not exposed to vibration, ensuring the gentle, quiet handling of conveyed parts. The filling height is at an ergonomically practical height.
To increase the storage capacity of the step conveyor system, optional bunker conveyors can be added.
The material to be sorted is conveyed, already separated, through the pushers of the step conveyor onto the sorting rail.
With the electromagnetic vibration drive, to convey the parts onto the sorting rail the conveying speed can be adjusted with great precision using frequency regulation.
The return of incorrectly oriented parts back into the hopper is done using a return slide. For noisy parts or parts that must be handled gently, the return uses a belt system. The special coating or cladding of the step conveyor is possible.
To achieve long service life, all parts that come into contact with the material to be sorted are hardened and designed in straight lines. The availability of the system is very high, since the conveyor flow is broken into individual segments to reduce fault susceptibility.