The inclined friction drive claim conveyor provides an endless inclined conveying surface, enabling it to serve two primary functions within the baggage handling environment:
Baggage Reclaim – Usually located in passenger areas and fully clad in stainless steel.
Flight Make-Up – Usually located within the baggage hall and supplied as an integral part of a Departures or Transfer bag handling system. The conveyor is usually finished in galvanised or painted mild steel for this application.
Model 787 Inclined Claim Conveyor
The Model 787 Claim Conveyor is designed for ease of installation and maintenance. It may be fed by multiple conveyor lines. A complete inclined claim conveyor circuit is made up of any number of straights, normal curves, or reverse curve sections.
The Model 787 Claim Conveyor has the ability to be supplied with raised sidewalls opposite feed points and kick strips around the outer periphery of the carousel circuit. An infill can also be provided in the centre of the claim conveyor regardless of the shape of the carousel circuit.
High reliability and ease of maintenance
Inverter Controlled Drive
Produces soft start up, reducing wear to mechanical components
Typically 27m/min to suit reclaim and make-up activities
High Product Load Capacity
Performance of claim conveyor is not sacrificed when baggage is “double stacked”. Dynamic Capacity up to 120Kg/m
Single or Multiple Drive Units
Increases the maximum length of claim conveyor circuit
Precision Bearing Wheels on Slat Carrier.
Eliminates wear to slats and support frame
Multiple Bed Finishes in one Circuit
Enables claim conveyors that cross both “land” and “air” sides to have different finishes
Internal or external curves
System layout flexibility
Facilitates installation and any subsequent modifications
Accommodate variations in circuit shape, building restraints etc.
Rubber or PVC. Fire retardant to ISO 340 as standard.
Stainless steel, carpet or timber type
Painted mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel finish
Model 787 Inclined Claim Conveyor General Description
The friction driven inclined claim conveyor is assembled into a continuous loop built up using modular units. The main components are straight beds, normal curves, reverse curves and drive units. The straight beds are a maximum of 3.0m in length, normal curves have a mean radius of 1500mm and are supplied up to a maximum angle of 45o, the reverse curves have a mean radius of 4500mm and supplied up to 30o maximum angle. The drive unit is fitted into a straight bed, usually at the end of the most heavily loaded straight section. A single drive unit has sufficient capability to drive a claim conveyor with a chain length of 50 to 75m depending on loading. When the claim conveyor installation is above 75m additional drive units are added.
The track support fabrication is manufactured from rolled hollow section and press formed steel and is utilised to support the central chain track in addition to the shrouds, wheel support angles, kick plates and adjustable supports. The track support fabrication is fitted at intervals of 1.5 metres.
Tow chain links are made of cast aluminium. Each link is provided with a take-up mechanism which is used for adjusting the length of the whole closed chain loop. A wheel with a quiet running polyurethane tyre is fitted on each chain link providing side guidance.
Slat and Slat Assembly
Synthetic rubber slats are 1200mm long and 8mm thick. A pressed steel slat carrier is mounted on each chain link at 250mm pitch and carries a urethane tyred support wheels at both top and bottom for quite, smooth operation. Rubber slats and support buffers are mounted to each carrier to provide a continuous carrying surface.
The friction drive uses a set of elastically applied pinch rollers which transfer friction force via a driven ribbed belt to the tow chain. Slat carriers fitted with rubber slats are connected to each link, thus moving all slats around the circuit.
The carousel is controlled with a frequency inverter to ensure the equipment gives a smooth start even when fully loaded.
Since 1956 Daifuku Logan has continually evolved, grown and strived to always meets their employees and Hull’s community’s needs.
Where did we start? 1956 The Manufacturers Equipment Company Ltd, an outlet for the products of UK based Fenner Group of companies, realised their first expansion in 1961, swiftly followed in 1977 which saw us renamed as Fenamec. Our movement towards airport baggage handling Systems started in 1982. With the introduction of CAD, Electrical Control Systems and the provision of “turnkey” solutions Fenamec was at the forefront of British industry in making practical use of technology and most definitely gained them a place on the map.
From here the progression grew with pace. 1985 saw us become part of the US Fortune 500 company Figgie International Group, links with our sister company Logan of Louisville Kentucky, allowed us to expanded and Hull become the Headquarters with our new name Logan-Fenamec Materials Handling Systems.
The tragic 1988 Lockerbie Bombing totally changed the way the world would view hold baggage screening and it was Logan-Fenamec who first pioneered the technology for 100% Hold Baggage Security System.
Major development of the plant was actioned and started in 1992, Managing Director Ed Ferris and Operations Director Mike Jeffery introduced a state of the art Manufacturing Centre in Hull which saw Ron Osborne join as Manufacturing Manager.
1995, a further takeover by Suez Energy Services a French organisation, Mike Jeffery became the Managing Director and this was followed in April 2011, when Logan Teleflex group was acquired by Daifuku co Ltd, one of the world’s largest material handling specialist with a diverse range of material handling solutions.
Daifuku-Logan Limited (DLL) with Ron Osborne now at the helm as Managing Director have been responsible for designing and implementing over 500 baggage handling solutions, these can be found across the world as far as Vladivostok, South Africa, China and also other prestigious airports such as Heathrow, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Brussels, Moscow, Paris, Casablanca and many more.
With huge changes occurring throughout the years within the company, from start up to present day, we have always maintained our position at the cutting edge of developments within baggage handling solutions and security systems. During this time, whilst we have retained our firm roots in Hull we also reach out across the world as part of the Daifuku Airport Technologies group ATec, perfectly demonstrated at the recent, highly successful exhibition in Amsterdam.
For a full overview of our company the Roots to Routes booklet showcases our growth throughout the years and the importance of Hull remaining in our roots along with past and present images, training awards, apprenticeship schemes and more please visit www.daifuku-logan.co.uk/roots