First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Horizon Conveyors' latest development offers safer and easier access during maintenance of conveyor rollers. According to Horizon, development of the new RapidWinch system followed on from talking to a number of maintenance engineers about the limitations of existing techniques.
"Belt lifters have traditionally adopted a lifting beam design to raise the conveyor belt, but these systems can be cumbersome and time consuming to set up if needed for changing a single roller or accessing a tight space," said Horizon managing director Alan Bowler. "The RapidWinch is designed to be more lightweight and portable." The RapidWinch is a belt lifting system - based on a conventional design - that is formed by two parts that bolt onto the conveyor roller frame and uses high tensile straps to lift the belt. The 45Kg unit has a safe working load of 2tonnes and can be used for almost any maintenance task, including changing return belt rollers and inverted V roller sets.
The integrated telescopic design of the RapidWinch means that is can be taken apart easily and stored as a compact roll-along unit.
Manufacturer: Horizon Conveyors
Model: RapidWinch Weight: 45Kg Safe working load: 2tonnes
Special features: Suitable for most routine maintenance including changing return-belt rollers and inverted V roller sets; Compact design; Bespoke design also available