Here at LAC Logistics Automation, our gate conveyors come in a full range of retracting stainless-steel materials for the food and beverage industry.
What is a Gate Conveyor?
By using a gate conveyor, staff will be able to rapidly gain access to machinery which would otherwise be blocked by traditional conveyors. The benefits of this conveyor include;
- Easy access to equipment
- Allowing cleaning operations to be conducted quickly
- Removing the requirement for bridges
- Ability to perform production operations on both sides of the conveyor
- Ensuring rapid emergency evacuation
The production line does not require a shutdown as the gate can be operated with the conveyor belt still operating. The latest design incorporates a mechanical latch/lock at both the open and closed points of the conveyor, providing an elegant yet simple solution to prevent creep during operation and requires minimal effort to open and close the gate. The size of the opening can be designed to any required width, typically 900mm for personnel through to 1220mm for pallets.
Why LAC’s Gate Conveyors?
All of LAC’s retracting gate conveyors are built to high care environment standards and are therefore capable of withstanding full wash-down procedures. Having the world’s leading quality management system in place, our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation helps ensure that our team at LAC Logistics Automation will meet our customers’ requirements and expectations in full.
We have an enviable reputation for being able to develop solutions that are both cost-effective and fit for purpose. Working across the food industry, manufacturing, and automation sectors, we have built a team of over 100 highly skilled design engineers and welder/fabricators who are based at our 55 thousand square feet production premises in Nottingham.
How Can LAC Logistics Automation Help?
At LAC, we specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of conveyors and solutions for a diverse range of industries. You can fill out our contact form or call us on 0115 975 3300 to discuss your gate conveyor needs further.