A debris conveyor is at the bottom of the conveyor food chain. It’s the conveyor that catches residual fall-off material when bales are released from the baler during the recycling process. These materials can be added back into the process, reducing wastage. The debris conveyor has many challenges to overcome:
- debris can be any size or material type
- it will be seldomly maintained
- it can often get quite wet
- it needs to be affordable. Current models struggle to meet all these requirements and the conveyor size means that replacement chains are costly.
Phoenix Systems Australia brought their challenge to Arex and sought a solution. Through their expert knowledge of conveyors and ingenuity, Arex have been able to design and test a new debris conveyor model for the market. The new robust design doesn’t require any chains, reducing the need for expensive parts replacement and is able to take a variety of materials including sharp metal pieces. The design also requires less maintenance, meeting all the specifications that have hitherto proven challenging.