Mobility Engineering

PVC Modular Belt Conveyors Cheshire by Mobility Engineering

Warrington Lane
Lymm Cheshire
WA13 0SW

  • Mobility have been in Material Handling since 1974
  • We design, develop, manufacture, install & commission
  • Comprehensive & quality range of conveyors
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    Mobility Engineering

    Design, Manufacture and Installation of Conveyors

    Mobility Engineering have vast experience in all areas of conveyors and materials handling, being established for nearly 40 years. Being experienced in designing and manufacturing all types of ground and elevating conveyors has enabled Mobility to be familiar and experienced in the majority of industry sectors, ranging from light duty pharmaceutical to the heavier automotive sectors.

    Generally conveyor systems can be broken down into two distinct divisions - powered and non-powered. Non-powered conveyors are gravity conveyors, therefore, relying on gravity to get from A to B (either horizontally, by human resources pushing, or via a decline, so the product moves under it's own weight). Being non-powered means you simply cannot control the movement/flow.

    Powered conveyors, on the other hand, are much more reliable and versatile with regards control and process flow. Being powered, you are in control of how and how fast the product goes from A to B, plus it can have the added benefit of accumulation.

    There are a multitude of conveyor configurations, but, highlighted below are the basic conveyor types.


    Gravity Roller Conveyors
    Gravity roller conveyors use free rolling rollers to convey product. The rollers range from typically 25mm in diameter up to 76mm diameter. To create the correct conveyor you must take into consideration the load (product) to then determine the correct roller to use, and the correct pitch (the distance from the centre of one roller to the centre of the next roller). Good practice states a minimum of three rollers to be under the product at any one time.

    Chain Driven Roller Conveyors

    Chain conveyors are used for continual positive drive over a fairly long distance, and are considered as suitable in heavy industrial applications, for unit, pallet and container handling. The chain is not only the driving force, but is also the part that comes in contact with the load.

    PVC Belt Conveyors
    The traditional, and still widely accepted form of motorised conveying. Fabric belt conveyors use either pvc/pu (smooth or grip top) or rubber belts, which are either clipped together of vulcanised endless. They are used predominantly where products being conveyed vary in size and shape, plus where there is a need to incline/decline.

    Modular Belt Conveyor Manufacturer
    A more modern approach to the traditional fabric belts. Devised in the 1980's, and taking off in the 1990's, it took until the 2000's before the modular belt range increased and prices became more competitive. Although more expensive than fabric belts, they have much greater versatility. As they are plastic links (more akin to a chain than a belt), they are always positively driven and tracked as they are driven over sprockets, rather than a drum. It is also much easier to take apart for maintenance and cleaning.

    Powered Roller Conveyors (Lineshaft)
    Lineshaft powered roller conveyors are the light duty powered roller conveyors, and are generally used to transport (and accumulate) light'ish boxes (eg, cardboard, plastic totes boxes and bins), up to approximately 25/30Kgs. The lineshaft is a 25mm diameter shaft (round bar) that constantly rotates and runs (via a separate motor & gearbox) the full length of the conveyor (a length of up to approximately 18m can be achieved off one drive unit). There are a series of spools (cotton reel shaped - or bobbins) on the shaft that are loose. A PU band goes around the spool and around a groove in the roller (forming a figure of 8). Via friction (gained through the elasticity and torque of the band), the spool pulls against the shaft and in turn drives the roller. Lineshaft powered roller conveyors use a 50mm diameter grooved roller, usually set at 75mm pitch.

    Powered Roller Conveyors (Chain Driven)
    This is the more heavy duty side of conveying. Typical chain driven powered roller conveyors utilise 63mm or 76mm diameter (both with a 3.2mm wall thickness) rollers with a sprocketed end. One roller is powered via an external motor and gearbox, which then slaves the other rollers via the chains on the sprockets. These types of conveyors are commonly referred to as pallet conveyors, as they are ideal to carry standard & bespoke pallets of approximately 1 to 1.5 tons in weight. The roller pitch varies for each application, but as a rule of thumb, you would generally consider somewhere around 160mm

    Slat Conveyors (Acetal & Stainless Steel)
    Slat conveyors are used predominantly for fast moving consumable goods (fmcg), such as bottles (plastic and glass), cans, tubs, jars, etc. The slats are limited to 300mm wide. Often known as slat chain, as the slats are driven by sprockets. The actual slats can be either acetal (high wear resistant plastic) or stainless steel. As well as conveying, they are also used for accumulation prior to filling or packing.

    Magnetic Conveyors
    Magnetic conveyors are generally used to take ferrous scrap metal (or finished product) from underneath a press/punch machine, elevate it up and drop off into a bin for removal. The surface of the conveyor is stainless sheet. Underneath are chains that run both sides and have a magnetic flight bar attached. The magnetic flight bars essentially traps/pulls the product to the sheet and drags it up the surface and drops it off.

    The parcelator as it's name would suggest is predominantly used for the unloading and loading of high volume parcels from shipping containers and vehicles. The parcelator is a telescopic belt conveyor that's allows loading and unloading in a safe, quick and efficient manner.

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    Areas Covered

    Our range of PVC/PU Belt Conveyors, Modular Belt Conveyors, Gravity Roller Conveyors, Lineshaft Roller Conveyors, Gravity Flex Roller Conveyors and Chain Driven Roller Conveyors are available for delivery to the following areas and the rest of the UK:

    County Durham
    East Sussex
    Greater London
    Greater Manchester
    Isle of Wight
    Isles of Scilly
    Milton Keynes
    North Yorkshire
    South Gloucestershire
    South Yorkshire
    Tyne & Wear
    West Midlands
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    Monday 08:00 to 17:00
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