Benefits of using Micropitch Transfers
Micropitch transfers are basically a “powered deadplate”, designed to allow for seamless end-to-end transfers of small profile, top-heavy, or uniquely shaped products that may stall, wedge, wobble or tip on a standard fixed transfer deadplate or roller transition.
When two conveyors need an end-to-end transfer, LBP (low back pressure) transitions are typical. However, some products can stall using this method, ultimately waiting for the next product to push it over the transfer. It was for this very purpose that this micropitch transfer was created.
The device is basically a miniature conveyor with a very tight nose bar put in place to interface two separate belting types or technologies. Micropitch trasnfers are also specified as end units on retractable noser conveyors.
The most effective way of incorporating this technology is by preplanning the use of the micropitch in the original conveyor design. An afterthought approach is far more costly, and may require line extensions or add-ons. This transfer technology may be difficult to retrofit to original designs if incompatible belt widths were used or transfer space is insufficient.
• End-to-end belt transfers with 3/8” diameter nose ends
• Choice of jackshaft driven from the drive or idle shaft or independently powered
• Routinely used in both sanitary (stainless-steel) and non-sanitary (mild steel) configurations
• Compatible with a myriad of modular plastic belting materials
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