Vacuum Belt Conveyor

Vacuum Belt Conveyor

Easy product handling with vacuum

Belt conveyors with vacuum function for conveying goods in fixed positions without gripper or pallet.

Do your products tip over or float on the belt conveyor at high accelerations? Do your short cycle times not allow you to stop and handle the products with a gripper? Do you want to coat, scan, label or laser the bottom of your products? Do your products have to be continuously elevated or bridge a gap?

When transporting with a vacuum belt conveyor, products are fixed to the belt conveyor by a vacuum. This means that the products can, for example, be accelerated quickly or transported vertically, overhead or alongside the conveyor. Intermittent handling tasks can also run continuously with vacuum belt conveyors.

Vacuum belt conveyors are typically used to secure lightweight/large-area products at high accelerations or speeds. These type of goods are often transported in the packaging, consumer goods and paper industries, or in battery production.

mk offers all its belt conveyors and timing belt conveyors as vacuum belts. Only the conveyor frame and the belt are modified to implement the vacuum function. Unlike the belt conveyor, the timing belt conveyor has a positive drive mechanism that allows it to run without slippage. If an image processing system is used, the individual images can be matched to a specific distance travelled.

Our engineers will design all the necessary components, from the belt conveyor and suction line to the pump. Alternatively, you can request a complete vacuum belt conveyor that you can integrate into your production environment.

Benefits of the vacuum belt conveyor

  • Fixed position transport without gripper or pallet
  • Secure transport of lightweight products at high accelerations – no tipping over or floating
  • Products can be transported overhead or alongside the conveyor
  • Products can be processed or checked while moving

Basic structure of a vacuum belt conveyor

The conveyor frame is equipped with suction fittings for a vacuum pump (e.g. industrial vacuum cleaner or side channel blower). This creates a vacuum inside the conveyor frame. The conveyed products are gripped through holes in the slide bed and in the belt located above it, and then conveyed with the belt.

Application examples for a vacuum belt conveyor

Gurtförderer Vakuum Offsetplatten 01

During the production of offset pressure plates, the plates need to be assembled and packaged. In the process, large plates are cut through lengthwise to produce two small plates. These plates then have to be guided to a packaging machine.

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Vakuumförderer Kaffeekapseln 01

When coffee capsules are manufactured, they must be transported out of the filling system in such a way that they cannot tip. 16 capsules each in 2 rows are discharged by a multi-gripper on a linear axis with a cycle of 2.4 seconds. To clear the storage position, the capsules must be moved 860 mm in…

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Retourenbearbeitung 01

A belt conveyor is required for the automatic processing of returned items of clothing in the mail order business. The returned items of clothing are packed in plastic bags and must be fired out of the packaging machine with great momentum into the collection bags on an overhead conveyor system.

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