Model 656A

Fast Acting Plough

The Model 656A Fast Acting Belt Plough has been designed to handle and sort a wide range of products, with minimum impact to the bag during the plough divert operation. The unit has been designed to be used in conjunction with the Daifuku Logan range of Model 571 Belt and Queue Conveyors and with Model 688 Horizontal Claim Conveyors.

The Model 656A Belt Plough is of modular design enabling the unit to be supplied to suit the customer’s specific needs. These include variations in conveyor width, mounting method and various types of outfeed e.g. sort chute, gravity roller, petty wheel chute, powered belt conveyor etc.

General Construction

The motorised belt plough can be an independently floor mounted unit adjacent to the line conveyor for maximum stability. Alternatively it can be fixed direct to the conveyor frame.

The arm of the plough is of steel box section construction with a slider bed surface over which the plough belt runs. The diverter belt runs between vertically orientated drive and end pulleys. Belt tensioning is achieved by adjusting the end pulley.


TYPICAL ISOMETRIC VIEW OF
FAST ACTING BELT PLOUGH

The drive and end pulleys are fitted with grease packed precision bearings. The drive pulley is mounted on an extended drive shaft, which is driven by a geared motor, through a V belt drive arrangement.

The drive for the diverting motion is an integral geared motor mounted to the underside of the support frame. The motor is a 0.75 kW T.E.F.C., 1440 rpm. In certain applications the divert action may be controlled through AC Inverter.

A machined drive flange is fixed to the output shaft of the gearbox, which in turn is connected through a link bar mechanism to the main pivoting shaft of the plough arm. In this way the rotary action of the drive gearbox is transferred into the linear motion of the plough arm. The drive flange completes 360° of travel for one full plough cycle.

A proximity type electrical sensor will detect when the plough arm has reached the out position. When diverting multiple bags, this will be used to stop the plough in the ‘out’ position. A second sensor will also indicate when the arm has returned to the ‘home’ position, causing the arm to stop.

in     by Administrator 27-06-2017
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Below is an article written for
Insider Media Ltd
by Matthew Ord
Digital Staff Writer

THE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/strong-year-at-airport-baggage-firm

 

A Hull-headquartered manufacturer of airport baggage handling systems has more than doubled sales and slashed losses after making "substantive improvements" during the year.

Part of the Daifuku Group, Daifuku Logan is based on the city's Sutton Road and employs a workforce of about 110.

It has installed more than 400 airport baggage-related systems worldwide over the past 50 years.

For the year to 31 December 2016, the company reported turnover of £30.5m compared to £11.8m in the previous 12 months.

Pre-tax losses were also slashed from £6.16m to £620,000.

In a strategic report accompanying the results, the company said 2016 trading "again saw substantive improvements".

"Overall trading volumes were up," it added. "Profitability at gross margin level recovered, pushing DLL into an operating for the full trading year 2016.

"Aviation industry sector key indicators again showed strong and sustained growth conditions in key business markets, resulting in increased capital expenditure on infrastructure and specifically baggage system investment. Planned investment in new screening technology has now taken hold with many European wider and global airports, resulting in contract awards and a strong order pipeline."

Daifuku said the key risks it faced during the year revolved around political and economic uncertainty, including the "unknown consequences" of Brexit.

However, it added that there are investment opportunities in a number of European countries, while it is also enjoying success in Africa. Growth in China has slowed, although Daifuku stressed that it is still "well positioned" to take advantage of opportunities as they emerge.

"Supporting each business stream is a set of goals, objectives and improvement targets," concluded Daifuku. "Meeting the plan is paramount in 2017 and onwards."

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