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13 /03 / 08
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Mobility Engineering
Applications & Case Study Examples

Please Find Below Outlines Of Specific Projects Undertaken, Showing Case Study Examples Of Various Conveyor Systems

1) Gravity & Powered Roller Conveyor System:- Mobility carried out a gravity and powered roller conveyer system for a large blue chip company, who are one of the world's largest refrigerator suppliers. Because of the increased global pressure to reduce prices of refrigeration methods, they opted to increase their supply of commercial refrigerators (having already acquired a large market share of domestic fridges over the previous 5 decades). To do this, Mobility installed a full production and test line for the heavy duty refrigerators. The operation was a gravity system comprising straights, merges, bends and balltables with an overhead system (supplied by others) following the lines for test applications. Once the product was built, it then entered a powered roller conveyor loop system, where their finished refrigerators were finally tested. Once approved, they re-entered the gravity system and were pushed onto belt conveyors, where they travelled through a wall into the packaging area for distribution. This system - from idea generation through to full mechanical, electrical installation & commissioning - took seven weeks for full completion.

Refrigerator Conveyor
Refrigerator Conveyor
Refrigerator Conveyor

2) Inter Floor Belt Conveyors:- As well as production and packaging operations, Mobility have supplied and installed conveyors for many retail outlets. An example of such a system is a Canadian shoe company who entered the European market via the UK. Their first two shops were in Central London (zone 1), and Mobility supplied the conveyors to transport the shoes from the front entrance (on the main high streets) down to the basement where the shoes were stored. The third shop (London - zone 2) had two conveyors, the first was for the same function as previously supplied, but the second conveyor was designed to be a focal point of the store, being located at the front of the store in the main window, travelling from ground floor to first floor.

Retail Conveyor
Retail Conveyor
Retail Conveyor

3) Two Tier Gravity Conveyor System:- The de-centralisation plans within most catalogue companies has led to the evolution of external companies handling the returns of electrical products from the end users (ie, if a customer has ordered via a catalogue and is unhappy with the product, they will return it). The formation of one such company led to the introduction of materials handling equipment. Mobility designed and supplied a two tier gravity system for the testing of returns. If a product passes its test, it is placed on the lower tier for packaging. If it fails it's test, it is placed on the upper tier for further evaluation. This two tier system was used on eight lines handling four different products (tv's, videos & dvd's, camcorders and microwave ovens). Successful completion led to an increase in efficiency and production levels with further plans for extending the system twofold.

2 Tier Gravity System
2 Tier Gravity System
2 Tier Gravity System

4) Food / Hygiene Conveyor Applications (Belt & Slat):- Food applications are a little more specialised and involve the extensive use of stainless steel. On belt conveyors, traditional PVC is of little use. Instead, Polyurethane (PU) food grade, Modular or Acetal belts are used, in order to prevent cross contamination or water ingress. One client of Mobility in particular, purchases conveyors for use in the food industry and requires "food grade" conveyors. From a cost point of view, PU belts are the cheapest, but far more superior are Modular belt conveyors and Acetal slat conveyors. The whole construction of such conveyors means that they can be wiped, hosed or jet washed down, allowing exceptional cleanliness. Mobility food conveyors have been supplied to many large food production organisations, either directly or through third parties. As well as the food industry, these types of systems are widely used within the pharmaceutical industry where again hygiene is a major priority, examples include:- asthma inhalers, blister packs, individual tablets/capsules and swabs.

Food / Hygene Conveyor
Food / Hygene Conveyor
Food / Hygene Conveyor


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