Model 704

Induction Conveyor


The process of inducting bags onto a tilt tray sorter is an arduous task that demands high levels of accuracy whilst performing thousands of cycles that may involve changes in loading, speed and direction. In order to survive in such a demanding environment Daifuku Logan induction conveyors are designed to meet and exceed the loading placed upon them. This approach ensures high system availability by minimising bag positioning errors and mechanical breakdown.

The Daifuku Logan induction conveyors are based on the proven Model 571 queue & Model 684 merge conveyors that have been in service in airport applications for many years. Each conveyor element in the induction line has its own drive and DCP complete with inverter for flexibility and performance. Provision can be made for ‘under scanners’ and hand safe devices within the design. The final merge conveyor is of the multi belt type and gives an injection angle of either 30° or 45° dependent upon application and sorter speed.

The induction conveyors are clad along their full length to prevent ingress of labels and other debris and to give a pleasing appearance.

Induction Conveyors are designed to operate in a stop
/ start or dynamic mode. The mode of operation is dictated by the throughput requirements.


Application Benefits

Underslung HTD Drive

Good speed flexibility and shock absorbance

Two Pulley

Reduces downtime for planned maintenance


Reduces conveyor inertia, Improves motor / gearbox life

Lagged Head/Drive

Eliminates problems associated with stray product, improves machine maintainability

Lagged Pulley

Minimises belt tensions and slippage and maximises conveyor life

Range of Drive Sizes

Drive pack selected to suit conveyor application, speed, product loading etc.

Designed for High Stop / Start Applications

Can be used extensively throughout any BHS

Short Faced End Pulleys

Eliminates trap points by the use of dummy pulleys

Crowned Tail Pulley

Assists with belt tracking

External Bearings on Pulleys

Pulleys removed through sideframes for ease of maintenance

High Bearing Life

Conveyor designed to L10 50,000 hour bearing life

Head and Tail  Snubber Roller

Eliminates tracking problems with short conveyors

Reinforced bed plates

Increases load capacity of conveyor

Design Flexibility

Accommodates variations in application requirements.

Fire Retardant Belting to ISO 340

Reduces the spread of fire.

Quiet Running During Operation

Noise level below 65dBa

Modular Design

Facilitates installation and any subsequent modifications

DCP Control

The use of DCP Control on every stage of induction incorporating individual inverter control for increased flexibility and performance.



Design Options

Induction Angles
Conveyor Speed
Belt Width
Sidewall Height
Belt Type
Belt Joint
Material Finish

Standard Variations

Available as 30º or 45º.
To Suit Application.
To Suit Application.
To Suit Application.
Vulcanised endless.
Painted mild steel.

Additional Design Options

• Belt Movement Sensor
• Handsafe PEC’s


General Description

Conveyor Construction

The Conveyor modules are constructed from fabricated, press formed, 2.5mm painted mild steel. They comprise of a formed bedplate bolted between two flanged side frames. The bedplate is reinforced by stiffeners across the width of the conveyor. The modules are mounted on purpose built rigid steel frames.

Drive Configurations

Drive is imparted to the drive pulley by an underslung geared motor, via a heavy duty timing belt (HTD). The drive components are totally enclosed within a sheet steel guard. The motor gearbox is normally supplied with an integral brake for this rapid stop/start application the brake is separately and directly excited.


The drive pulleys are of a fully fabricated construction for concentricity. Mounted between externally mounted bearings, which can be suitably adjusted to align the pulley and provide easy access for routine maintenance. Head and Tail pulleys and snubber Rollers with less than 45o of belt wrap are fitted with internal "sealed for life" bearings. Typical pulley diameters are:

Head & tail Pulley - 82.5mm O/D - 35mm Internal Bearing and Drive Pulley 124.5mm O/D   40mm Bearing Dia
Snubber Roller  76mm O/D     30mm Internal Bearing
in     by Administrator 27-06-2017

Below is an article written for
Insider Media Ltd
by Matthew Ord
Digital Staff Writer



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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