06/20/2012

Emhart Glass S.A.

Emhart Glass launches 182 Cast Iron Cross Conveyor

Emhart Glass, the leading global supplier of machinery and equipment to the glass manufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its new 182 Cast Iron Cross Conveyor.
The 182 Cross Conveyor features a simple design based around a unique cast-iron girder available in lengths of 4–7.5m (in 0.5m steps). Lengths over 5.5m are supplied in two pieces connected with a jointing plate.
The use of an iron girder reduces vibrations and minimizes distortion due to heat. It also reduces installation service requirements and is built to last for many years. In contrast with traditional aluminium and fabricated steel cross conveyors, the 182 needs no fluid cooling, reducing cost and completely avoiding the risk of girder distortion due to failed cooling.
The 182 Cross Conveyor includes stainless-steel dead plates (easily adjustable for tilt and rock), and can be precisely attached to the end of the machine conveyor for an exact transition. It also features hardened spring-steel wear plates and a 6” (152.4mm) silent chain belt, with a gear ratio that caters for belt speeds from 6m/min to 72m/min.
The Conveyor is compatible with a range of different lehr widths and heights, and four different heights of support are available. Supports are predesigned to accommodate cooling piping for servo motors, which is available as an option.
‘Our new 182 Cast Iron Cross Conveyor is another innovation that will make life much easier for glassmakers,’ comments Jarmo Kammonen, Product Manager at Emhart Glass. ‘As well as offering better, more stable container handling, it’s easy to install and has no running costs for cooling. It’s a “one size fits all” solution, ready to work with any lehr, and it’s built to last. I’m excited about this new product and I think our customers will be too.’