Guttridge En-masse conveyor / elevators are designed for efficient handling of most granular and small lump materials.
En-masse Elevators can be installed with bend sections enabling horizontal-to-vertical or horizontal-to-inclined configurations to be specified. In this continuous flow En-masse conveyor the material is moved slowly within the casing, as a core propelled by skeleton flights (in various forms depending on material) fitted to a base chain which is selected to suit the materials to be conveyed.
The well proven Guttridge En-masse elevator is a versatile machine which can be configured in many different ways, making it ideal where material feed and factory layout restrictions apply.
Unrestricted Flow of Material
All steel split box construction, with precise laser cut flanges to provide accurate dust tight section joints. Manufactured in mild steel with painted or galvanised finish, optional stainless steel. The En-masse conveyor chain construction is single strand with welded skeleton flights of various types to suit the characteristics of the materials being handled. It is assembled with the flights projecting towards the outer wall of the casing.
Product is normally conveyed on the 'bottom' run of the casing. This arrangement provides unrestricted flow of material at the outlet, a desirable feature in an En-masse conveyor. However, the principle of operation of the en-masse elevator precludes the machine being self cleaning, but provision of cleaning flights when required can improve the cleanliness of the en-masse elevator machine.
Standard Features and Options
Some standard features and common options are listed below, but we can customise the En-Masse Elevator in many different ways to suit customer requirements. Please click a heading to display a photo and description.
Features: ATEX Certified machinery is available for applications which handle potentially explosive products Fully certified ATEX Zones 20 internally, and Zones 21 and 22 both external and internal
Features: Single Strand steel roller or drop-forged chain with welded skeleton flights Options: Angled cleaner flights fitted at 5m nominal centres Alternative chain construction, e.g. stainless steel or round link chain
Features: Weatherproof construction Suitable for operating in hot or wet enivronments Handles materials which fluidise, as well as abrasive products Mild steel bolted construction with welded plate flanges Options: Stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanised construction
Controlled Feed Inlet
Features: Can be fitted to top feed the machine at any position on the horizontal section Inlets are normally square, flanged to our standard size, but can be made to customer requirements Note: The standard tail section inlet must not be flood fed
Features: IP55 electric motor with a Vee belt drive to a shaft mounted speed reducer Shaft mounted geared motor drives used for small power applications Options: Geared motor and chain Shaft-mounted geared motor Direct-coupled geared motor Variable speed drive ATEX rated drive components
Flood Feed Inlet*
Features: Normally a square inlet fitted to an intermediate section Note: Positions of inlets must be predetermined and advised before manufacture since many applications will require special arrangements
Features: Supplied as standard with a flanged outlet which is suitable for the majority of applications Options: A wide variety of outlet adaptors can be manufactured to suit particular requirements
Features: Under speed rotation sensor available for belt slip detection, with Whirligig mounting Rotation sensor fitted at tail end
Features: Ideally suited for intake and other dump feed applications for free flowing materials A long continuous inlet feeding to the lower chain. Hopper design suitable for above and below floor applications Design Details will vary dependent upon product handling characteristics and customer requirements
Typical Flight Arrangements
Features: Range of flights are available to suit different product characteristics
* Optional Equipment
En-masse conveyors/elevators are suitable for handling many different materials across a range of industry sectors.
Coal * Corn * Fertilisers * Flour * Fly Ash * Granules * Limestone * Meals * Milk Powder * Ores * Powders * Rice * Sand * Seeds * Sugar * Tea * Wheat
Please contact us for details of the many options available and for special purpose requirements.
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