A car manufacturer wants to optimise the recycling process in the outfeed of a sheet metal punch press. Aluminium scrap parts must be separated from steel scrap parts and sorted by type. The sheet metal parts should be transported on a belt conveyor with a cut-resistant belt and sorted into the corresponding collection containers. Due to the size of the containers, the conveyor should be fixed overhead and be moved manually in the longitudinal direction. The required operation should also be reduced to a minimum.
A GUF-P 2004 belt conveyor with magnetic driving roll was constructed. The non-magnetic aluminium parts are dropped over the roller of the conveyor and passed through the separator plate into the appropriate container. The magnetic steel parts are held by the magnetic force of the driving roll on the belt and carried beyond the axis of the roller. Separation occurs according to magnetic effect and the parts drop down behind the separator plate. The conveyor is also equipped with a mk modular ceiling mount and linear guides for manual movement.
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