L.A.C Conveyors Blog

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News about conveyor systems and installations by LAC Conveyors
By LAC Blogger on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:31 AM
LAC to install additional salad processing lines at Kanes
By LAC Blogger on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:32 AM
LAC is now manufacturing its renowned range of pallet conveyors in stainless steel as well as  its long running mild steel option. LAC has been at the forefront of conveyor design and manufacture for many years.  It has a  formidable range of heavy duty pallet conveyors which has been developed and refined over a  decade, using new technologies and experience gained from the vast range of applications which  have been installed. The new stainless steel conveyors will be manufactured in LAC’s dedicated Food/Stainless  division to ensure there is no cross-contamination from its mild steel products.  This gives  peace of mind to its clients who know that the stainless steel versions will perform correctly. Chris Unwin, Chairman: “ We have had great success with our pallet conveyors across all industry sectors.  However, the  Food sector in particular, is now requiring...
By LAC Blogger on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:13 AM

LAC is supplying a 2 metre, stainless steel, swan neck conveyor with a flight modulated belt to transport ice for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Scotland in the summer.

With a large anticipated consumption of iced beverages to keeps the fans cool whilst the action hots-up, an ice factory on site seems like a nice move.  The swan neck conveyor, with its 75mm deep flights will be able to move 50kg of ice per minute.  This is taken from the ice production units up to the bagging area and from there to storage or directly to the drinks outlets.

Delivery is due end of April allowing plenty of practice before the main event in July. 

LAC has undertaken projects ranging in size from £1000 for simple A-to-B conveyors to complex, fully integrated systems, costing upwards of £3 million.

For more info contact Stephen.Chesterfield@lacconveyors.co.uk or mobile 07977 217326
By LAC Blogger on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:40 AM
Bunches.co.uk, who deliver flowers across the UK, have taken on an additional conveyor from LAC to add to the four that it has already installed, as its business continues to increase with turnover in excess of £8 million per year. Bunches.co.uk, based in Nottinghamshire, remains a family owned business. Founded in 1989 Bunches started selling flowers under a 6 x 4 metre umbrella in a Mansfield shopping centre but now is a mail-order business delivering over 500,000 bouquets of flowers a year. Bunches has transformed in to one of the UK’s leading providers of fresh flowers delivered to the door, with 85% of their sales coming through the internet and Royal Mail delivering their bouquets across the nation. The umbrella has changed to a state of the art facility, allowing the original concept of beautiful, well chosen, well arranged fresh flowers, to be distributed widely, arriving in pristine...
By LAC Blogger on Saturday, March 08, 2014 11:52 AM
LAC Conveyors has taken a order provide a roller conveyor system with gull-wing chain transfers for the front-seat assembly line at Lear Seating in Coventry for the new Jaguar. The re-circulating line allows the assembly staff to work on two seats at a time. When fully assembled the product weighs 100kg. Once the product is assembled it is taken off-line to the testing area.  This cross conveyor transfer is achieved via a pneumatic lift chain conveyor, raised on rotating cams which lifts the assembled seats using a single, hefty SMC pneumatic cylinder of 125mm bore. This was felt to give much greater accuracy than a 4-cyclinder system, which would also involve complicated and unnecessary control issues to ensure the assembly remains level. If testing proves satisfactory, the seats go back onto the main line where they will be taken to the despatch area.  Those failing the test are put back on the line...
By LAC Blogger on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 1:19 PM
LAC Conveyors has taken a £60k order to set-up a conveyor system for a Dutch company to fill 25kg tubs with tarmac to be used for patching-up roads. Using a mixture of gravity conveyors, inclined conveyors and chain-driven modular conveyors, LAC has designed the system to move the empty, rectangular tubs with their plastic liner-bag, under the filling heads.  The line moves at 15 metres/minute. After the tubs have been filled, they pass over a 1.5 metre set of square rollers.  This causes a gentle shaking effect which allows the product to settle flat in the tub.  The liner bag is folded over and the tub moves to the lidding section, then on to the despatch area. With a number of right angles to negotiate, positioning/ alignment wheels have been added at the corners to ensure correct product alignment as the tubs move from one belt to another. This is a simple and cost-effective way to ensure the tubs behave themselves. The...
By LAC Blogger on Monday, February 24, 2014 11:31 AM
LAC Conveyors is installing a major conveyor system, including 28 Paternoster lifts, to one of the UK’s largest chicken processing companies, in an order approaching £3 million. The new poultry conveyor will allow the client to deal simultaneously with the 3 key parts of the chicken: namely breast, leg and wings which are all packaged separately.  The client has asked for the line to move 3 crates per minute to cope with its current output although the sophisticated conveyor system can easily operate at three times that speed.  The lifts are divided into 14 up-lifts, which take the boxes of packaged trays to the despatch point.  These have been fitted with metal detectors and a “Reject Chute” which removes the offending box for further inspection should the metal detector be triggered. The 14 down-lifts bring clean, empty boxes back into the facility. Currently there are...
By LAC Blogger on Monday, February 17, 2014 3:56 PM
A 575 metre, single belt conveyor, is taking hot bakery products from the oven, allowing them to cool, before moving to the packaging area.
By LAC Blogger on Friday, October 25, 2013 1:38 PM
Due to popular request, we have added our conveyor systems brochure archive to our website.
By LAC Blogger on Friday, December 07, 2012 11:05 AM

Inclined Conveyor for the Food Industry - Starting height 300mm rising to 650mm

Conveyor Project No: FI0579 This Incline Conveyor is design to transfer Diced Vegetables. The conveyors overall length is circa 2500mm and has an effective belt width of 508mm. The belt type is an Intralox Thermodrive 8026.  The unit starts at a height of 300mm rising to 650mm.  Drum motors operate at a speed of 93rpm. The motor running speed achieves 25 meters per minute. The conveyors frame work is finished as stainless steel 316.

 

For more information on this conveyor or any of our conveyor systems please do not hesitate to contact us.