Impact Solutions for Conveyors

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DYNAMIC IMPACT BEDS FOR CONVEYORS

Custom building a Leverlink Dynamic Impact Trough to suit the customer’s functional specifications is a service we offer to all our clients.


CONVEYOR LOAD ZONES

Leverlink design and manufacture the world’s largest Dynamic Impact Beds, sometimes called IMPACT TABLES or IMPACT TROUGHS.  These resolve impact damage to the conveyor belt, troughing rollers, and perhaps the supporting structure.  Typical is the impact bed below designed for a copper mine. Check out our technical tips.

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CONVEYOR TRANSFER POINTS

Conveyor belt, roller and supporting steel work can be damaged at transfer point by high impact loads.  Resolved by installing a Leverlink Transfer Point Impact Table.

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DYNAMIC IMPACT MOUNTS FOR CONVEYORS

Conveyor head chutes can often be a source of high wear and impact damage.  Leverlink can assist in reducing wear with the installation of our impact technology to dissipate kinetic energy.  Maintenance costs will be reduced.

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LEVERLINK IMPACT MOUNTS

Leverlink design and manufacture in Australia a range of impact mounts to suit all applications.  These suspension units or rubber torsional springs, have proven successful in many applications.

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IMPACT BEDS AND IMPACT CRADLES FOR CONVEYORS

Leverlink Impact Beds for conveyors are designed and manufactured in our Brisbane manufacturing facility.  Each bed is custom designed and built to suit the client’s particular impact problem.  Naturally, we need data from the customer to do the design work.

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Feature Summary

  • Dynamic Impact Mount
  • Fixed Wing System
  • Polymer Slider Bar Material

Benefit Summary

  • Eliminates Unplanned Downtime
  • Protects Conveyor Belt & Structure
  • Minimum Maintenance
  • Eliminates Bearing Fire Risk
  • No Idlers (No Ongoing Costs)
  • Eliminates Manual Handling Risk

Introduction

A transfer station (load zone) for any operation is normally a critical path for a product to take. On this critical path it is vital to reduce risk associated with unplanned down time. Eliminating products that are known to fail at a load zones eliminates risk.

Richard Sharp designed and developed the world’s first Dynamic Impact Bed for conveyor belts in Australia in the early 1990s.

Many of these units are still operating today, after handling millions of tonnes with minimal costs to the owners. Around the world we see replicas of the original design, but nothing can match the Leverlink in performance and durability while assisting to protect the belt and supporting structure from damage.

The life-line of any operation deserves the best, and we have proven this in the most hostile unforgiving environments. Case studies have proven that a return on investment can be as low as one week.

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Some of our customers even forget that they’ve our Dynamic Impact Beds installed. This may sound like a bad thing, but having a transfer station that causes no problems is exactly what we want our customers to experience.

Tests have proven that impact bars on cradles with rubber bars are great – on paper. These cradles remove idlers, but does not save your belt. Belt changing (and splicing) costs outweigh roller costs ten times over.

A Leverlink Dynamic Impact Bed is an Impact Bed, everything else is just a cradle.

Operating Principle

Leverlink Dynamic Impact Beds allow kinetic energy to be dissipated via the proprietary rubber torsion spring system, assisting in protecting the conveyor belt and supporting structure.

The conveyor belt actually sits on the polymer slider bars. 

The fixed wings of the impact bed allows a seal (without sag) between the skirting system, belt and wing.

Dynamic Impact Bed Installation

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Features

 

Dynamic Impact Mount

The impact mount works by storing mechanical energy through our torsion spring technology. When the load is released this energy is dissipated through the springs and the spring reverts back to its neutral position. 

 

Low Coefficient Slider Bars

At Leverlink we only use virgin grade UHMWPE. Regenerated polymers have flooded the market place as a cheap alternative. Although the initial capital savings may seem rewarding, small savings now can be detrimental to a transfer station, and can end up costing you more than you initially budgeted.

At Leverlink, we only source the best, so you get the best.

Belt Edge Supports

A fixed Belt Edge Support also allows a seal to be created between the skirt system and the belt.

Belt Sag

From the photograph below it is clear how a seal can be created between the fixed belt edge supports and the skirt system.

Belt Edge Supports

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Benefits

 

Cost Savings

A Leverlink Dynamic Impact Bed removes the need for impact idlers. Cost savings associated with a plant availability is invaluable. Eliminating potential failures eliminates the risk.

Unplanned Downtime

One of the most common reason our clients choose our Dynamic Impact Beds is due to the savings associated due to the elimination of unplanned down time.

No Idlers (No Ongoing Costs)

As there are no rollers that can fail, the risk of roller failure is immediately removed. Idlers can be purchased cheaply, but the labour costs and downtime associated with these changes can be enormous.

Protects Conveyor Belt & Structure

Material falling on belt, that travels on a static bed has no where to go only through the belt. As the beds are dynamic, the majority of the energy in falling materials gets dissipated in our dynamic impact bed, saving the conveyor belt. One of our clients had a return on investment of only three weeks. What they saved on their annual maintenance forecast for that load zone was equivalent to what it cost to maintain all their conveyors in the plant for the same year.

Minimum Maintenance

There is no ongoing maintenance with Leverlink Dynamic Impact Beds. The consumables of a dynamic impact bed are the slider bars and springs. The slider bars for a normal application can last from 3 – 7 years on average. The springs can last as long as the impact bed itself.

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Applications

Load Zones

Most load zones have different characteristics and this is why we do not supply a ‘one size fits all’ solution.

Application Location

We have worked together with our suppliers to perfect our in-house protective coating systems and procedures. Time has proven that our products are lasting longer than the actual plant they are installed on.

Working environment, temperature, humidity, air quality, and are just some factors that affect protective coatings. We have solutions to suit different environments, as we understand that our customers have different needs.

 

Availability & Lead Time

Along with having an impressive turn around time for project work, we have a minimum a lot of critical parts available at our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant right here in Brisbane. Please contact us for urgent matters and we will try to meet your needs.

Selection

Please contact our engineering team to find a product that is right for you.

 

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