Light Duty Roller Chain Conveyors
Conveying Lightweight Bulk Material Like Nuts, Bolts, Broker Chips, Recyclables, Shredded Documents, Turning, Forgings, Aluminum Cans & More
Light Duty Roller Chain Conveyor Series Overview
Fluent RC-LD Series of Conveyors are engineered with industry leading 3D CAD software and manufactured with precision. This series comes in standard and custom widths and lengths. Standard widths include 6″, 12″, 18″, 24″ 30″ & 36″ and comes in both horizontal and incline options. The frame is manufactured 1/8 inch – 3/16 inch inch steel (per application), MIG welded with trusted penetration (to increase the life cycle), sand blasted, connected with grade 8 hardware (resist corrosion and increase strength), assembled and test run prior to shipping. The RC-LD Series features industry leading components which include: conveyor belts, 1/2 gallon oilers, sprockets, shafts, bearings, drives, reducers, e-stops and optional pull cords, speed sensors, pit plates, hopper extensions, load hoppers and more.
This durable series of light duty roller chain belt conveyors can be configured with either inch pitch and 2.5 inch pitch hinged steel belts or rubber combo belts. All Fluent Light Duty Roller Chain Conveyors can be used in a wide variety of applications including shredded paper, plastic recycling, light metal processing, automotive parts, metal turnings, turnings, forgings and more.
Fluent Conveyors can offer any color required to meet your project specifications. Please let a Fluent Conveyors employee know the RAL number for the paint as well as the paint manufacturer (Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Valspar, Diamond Vogel etc.). We can match any color and if you want exact match, please mail us a sample of your paint and we will match that specification.
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DIRECT SHAFT MOUNTED MOTORS & GEARBOXES:
Fluent Conveyors specs only premium components to complete our equipment and provide a high-quality solution. Fluent Specs Nord Gear Drive units for their quality reputation and exemplary products. Fluent Conveyors can use any specific manufacturer of motors/gearboxes upon request.
COLD ROLLED SHAFTS:
Fluent Shafts are made from cold rolled steel rod and turned to the tightest tolerances in the industry. Every shaft is made custom to fit your specific conveyor.
HEAVY DUTY BEARINGS:
Fluent Conveyors uses bearings that boast cast iron housing, wide inner races providing for larger load capacity than standard duty, B type seals for smooth function and protection against the elements, and the bearings are sized to greatly exceed L10 life hours for the machine load.
FLAME TREATED & HARDENED SPROCKETS:
Fluent Conveyors uses abrasive applications with high shock loading. The inherent strength and flame hardened teeth of these sprockets provide maximum service in the most severe environments. The versatility of flame cut sprockets allows for specialized designs for a variety of customer requirements.
What Customers Are Saying
"In late 2016 our company had a very tight deadline that seemed almost impossible to meet. In fact, we are also a conveyor manufacturer in the food processing industry. We had been working with a fortune 500 client and we were a little in over our heads. We had taken part of the project that we had zero experience in. We did some quick research for sprockets and came across Fluent Conveyors. Within a week, we had approval from Anheuser-Busch that we could outsource this part of the project to another fabricator.
With 9 weeks from that date we had to have the entire project (5 custom hinge steel belt conveyors) delivered to Jacksonville, Florida. Not only did Fluent Conveyors do exactly what they promised, they also delivered equipment to the customer that they said "was 5X better than the system they had in another facility".
Thank you Fluent Conveyors team for taking the extra time to make sure we hit our deadline and created no issues! We have had no complaints and are so thankful for your efforts.
-Brett - CEO & Founder - STI
Fluent Conveyors offers 6 inch pitch and 9 inch pitch roller chain belts for our heavy duty roller chain model. Core belt offerings include 220 ply and 330 ply rubber combination belts with c-channel backing, 1/4" thick hinged steel pans with optional c-channel, double beaded apron pans and z pan steel belt conveyors.
All belts offer a wide variety of coped cleats, carburized & hardened bushings, chain thickness, pan thickness, cleat spacing, hardened sintered steel rollers, 3" & 4" interlocking side wings and much more to meet a wide variety of recycling & waste processing applications.
**Fluent Conveyors offers 100's of custom belt combitions and options. Please contact our sales team for specific requests
Transfer Roller Chain Belt Conveyor
The Transfer Roller Chain Conveyor ensures smooth operations. It is made to last with easy maintenance, ensuring your system is never lagging.
Fluent Conveyor’s Above Ground Transfer Roller Chain Belt Conveyors are found in robust applications and best utilized to transfer bulk materials spanning long distances and different elevations. This model delivers exactly what the market requires for high volume rigid and abrasive material as well as high-temperature and other extreme applications.
Our conveyors are extremely durable and built for high-performance that stands the test of time. All designs are made to order and customizable. This model is available in inclined, flat, L and S shapes to fit all types of applications. This model primarily used to transfer material from a “feed” conveyor or piece of equipment to another conveyor or piece of equipment.
Uniquely designed to transform your systems into one sleek, seamless operation.
At Fluent Conveyors, we look for partners over clients. Your success is our success. Every step along the way, through dynamic collaboration, we ensure high-end experience from pre-sales engineering to install.The process starts with a detailed system design meeting in which fluent sales and engineering staff complete a pre-project kick off call with our customer to gather all necessary info and gain a detailed understanding of their specific needs. The Engineering team designs a unique solution while working with each customer to ensure accuracy and detailed approval drawings. Ensuring your vision comes to life.
Our open creative process ensures you’re always in the driver’s seat. We blend technical expertise with visionary thinking to ensure your expectations are not only met, but surpassed. Fluent Conveyors uses leading edge 3D CAD and automation tools to ensure a process that puts the customer first, provides a speedy turnaround time, error free engagement and a better overall customer experience. End result: engineered product for your specific application type and unique needs delivered in hours – not days or weeks.
Our processes ensure 100’s of customers across the World precise, efficient, and smooth operations. Each conveyor is tested, validated and approved to verify structural and mechanical operability. It’s just that simple.
The Above Ground Roller Chain Conveyor
The above ground roller chain conveyor is created to drastically increase productivity and keep your business running at an optimal pace.
This series of conveyors is the most robust series of conveyors we offer. This model delivers exactly what the market requires for high volume rigid and abrasive material as well as high-temperature and other extreme applications. All designs are made to order and customizable. You will always get the perfect machinery for your unique needs.
This model is available in inclined, flat, L and S shapes to fit all types of applications. This model is guarded with expanded metal on the lower horizontal (loading area) to allow for visual inspections of clean-liness and function. Flawless engineering for flawless performance.
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
We’re here to transform complex problems into simple solutions. Structural analysis gives Fluent Engineers instant access to solve complex engineering problems. These tools give the Fluent Engineering Team the ability to make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) tools the Fluent Engineering Team can customize and automate solutions for your unique application and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios. Optimizing your systems to level up your performance.
Upgrading to the highest-grade machinery means giving your business the strongest systems possible. The strength of components is a key requirement in understanding a product’s performance, lifecycle and possible failure modes. Max conveyor loads, thermal stress, bolt tension, pressure conditions, belt chain pull, and rotational acceleration are just some of the factors that will dictate strength requirements for materials and designs. Fluent Conveyors Engineering Team leverages software to predict the strength required for maximum stresses under full loads. We only give you the strongest machinery to make sure you never have to stress about its performance.
REAL-LIFE IMPACT ANALYSIS
Our Fluent Conveyors Engineering Team designs for real-life impact. We use cutting edge impact analysis testing to calculate the forces between the material being conveyed and the conveyor as well as the resultant deformation or damage. Ensuring each conveyor is designed from the ground up to handle the real-life stresses for specific materials and applications. Engineered with grit for years of impact.
DURABILITY & ENDURANCE
Designed to endure the test of time and position you as the King of longevity. Fluent Conveyors aligns all engineering processes to ensure all manufactured conveyors are tested for durability. Building durable products is one of the main focuses of Fluent Conveyors. Fluent designs each machine to reduce warranty costs and increasing reliability. Fluent uses our modeling software to understand how designs will behave over time as load cycles increase to avoid unexpected failures and warranty costs. We plan for all the worst case scenarios, so you don’t have to worry about them.
Fluent Conveyors offers complete and customized heavy duty discharge and transition hoppers for both new and existing pieces of equipment. Our discharge hoppers (provided with the correct CAD files) seamlessly meet the bolt holes on all horizontal baler manufacturers including: American Baler, Harris Baler, International Baler, G- Baler, Harmony, Balemaster, Maren, Enterprise, Bollegraf and more!
The Fluent Engineering team is also well versed in working directly with other OEM equipment: shredders, conveyors, trommels, sort systems, hammermills and more. Key manufactures include SSI Shredding, Hustler Conveyors, Vecoplan, Karl Schmidt, Untha and more!
Getting Down & Dirty Pit Roller Chain Conveyor
Your instincts are right... You’re looking at the most robust series of conveyors we offer. Top-of-the-line engineering created with the industry’s highest manufacturing tolerances, our advanced RC Series delivers exactly what the market requires.
The Fluent Roller Chain Series is made to play in the big leagues. Fluent Conveyor’s Pit Infeed Roller Chain Belt Conveyors are found in robust applications and best utilized for new and existing pits.
This model delivers exactly what the market requires for high volume rigid and abrasive material as well as high-temperature and other extreme applications. All designs are made to order and customizable. This model requires 3/8-inch-thick or 1⁄2 -inch-thick pit plates and material is typically fed onto the conveyor with a skid steer, bobcat, front-end loader etc. Only the best machinery, transforming your systems and business.
Designed for seamless installation Fluent Conveyors provides each LD Roller Chain conveyor with supports that can adjust +/- 1.625” on the above grade supports. These come standard with jacking bolts to simplify leveling and insure an easy install.
The Safety of your team is of up most importance. Fluent Conveyors provides 12 gauge formed sheet safety guarding up to 8’ above the floor standard. As an option Fluent offers both full length guarding and expanded metal guards to increase visibility.
Ease of install is important when fitting a conveyor into existing systems. Fluent uses clevis mounts to attach the supports. This simplifies allignemnt and reduces the number of bolts that are needed in those awkward locations.
Fluent conveyors builds our LD Roller Chain Series conveyors to withstand years of abuse. This means using ¼” thick wall structural tubing with knee braces and boxed sections to garuntee your conveyor can withstand the test of time. It is optional to order your conveyor for hanging supports.
Every LD Roller Chain Series conveyor is custom designed to meet the application. Incline angles can be had from 0 deg to 35 deg (std.). Steeper is optional depending on the application.
The nose over angle on the conveyor will be designed to fit your exact needs. The standard angles are from 0 deg to 45 deg. It is optional to go outside of this range depending on the application.
Simplifying Maintenance to ensure a longer life for the roller chain belt. Fluent Conveyors supplies solenoid driven auto oilers paired with a nylon brush wheels to ensure an even and consistent oil distribution on the rollers and chain. Keeping your roller chain roperly oiled can increase the life up to 30X. Designed to work tough and outlast the rest.
Fluent provides custom discharge hoppers for simple integration and seamless material flow. The LD series discharge hoppers are made from formed 10 ga sheet creating good structural integrity and long lasting abraisian resistance. Designed custom to simplify integration.
Premium grade hardware you can trust. Fluent Conveyors uses only grade 8 hardware for all connections on the LD series conveyors. This hardware is hardened and plated to provide a high strength and corrosion resistant connection.
Fluent Conveyors LD Series conveyors are optional with hanging brackets. These brackets are made from 3/8” gusseted steel plates to ensure your conveyor is stable. Hanging your conveyor can free up floor space and simplify your system.
Fluent Conveyors LD Series conveyor are made from formed 3/16” steel plate reinforced with gussets and structural tubing. The frames can be had is widths from 6” to 36” and depths from 4” to 36”.
Fluent LD series conveyors are shipped with bolt on lifting lugs. Located to balance the machine and simplify install these lifting lugs are where you need them to get your machine located in place. Simplifying install and saving you time.
Made from formed 12 ga steel this this tail cover is durable and smart. The removable tail cover gives easy access to the belt and take up simplifying install and belt maintancenc as well as belt replacement. Fluent LD series simplifying maintenance and maximizing run time.
Easy fit and tons of torque. Fluent Conveyors Specs Nord Gear drives and motors to provide a premium quality drive unit. *Other drive unit manufacturers can be supplied upon request.
Fluent LD series can be optioned with a take up at the head of the conveyor. This simplifies belt tensioning for those conveyors that re in a pit or the tail is in a tight location. Fluent LD series, innovation for the purpose of simplification.
Fluent LD Roller Chain Series conveyors come equipped with narrow slot takeup bearings and large takeup adjustments to garuntee your belt is easy to tension.
Detailed & Customized Mechanical Engineering
FLUENT CONVEYOR DESIGN GUIDELINES
Fluent Conveyors Light Duty Roller Chain Series Conveyors are designed with cutting edge software to be ahead of the curve. Giving you an edge above the rest. All machinery is validated using premium 3D CAD software and manufactured to industry leading tolerances and standards. After completion of a design, the engineering team releases to quality assurance, allowing secondary engineers to validate critical dimensions, calculations and manufacturability. After initial and secondary engineering approvals, projects are released to purchasing and the manufacturing facility by the lead manufacturing engineer. Our experts only approve the highest caliber work to ensure you’re working with nothing but the best.
FLUENT CONVEYOR MANUFACTURING GUIDELINES
Fluent Conveyors Light Duty Roller Chain Series conveyors are made in innovative facilities to equip you to level up your business. With all the industry leading equipment and processes, Fluent Conveyors production team has over 100 years of combined experience paired with a facility of more than 85,000 square feet. The core facility has a paint booth, 40,000 square feet of dedicated assembly, 6 – welding stations, CNC fabrication equipment, 10 – overhead cranes and more. Parts are cut/machined on CNC Routed machines and bent on CNC Brakes for the best in industry tolerances. Every weld is tacked and re-measured for accuracy then completed by the staff of certified welders. Once manufactured, every conveyor passes through a 3-step finishing process ending with high grade paint. Ensuring you’re working with smart, flawless machinery.
CONVEYOR TESTING OVERVIEW
All conveyors are delivered to you ready for work. Assembled and released to a detailed quality assurance checklist to make sure your machinery can hit the ground running. This includes key validations such as; weld examination, sub-assembly QC, 10 hours of tested run time, head shaft height validation, frame levelness, frame width validation, overall height/length, belt speed, belt tracking, belt and conveyor alignment, electrical requirements, incline and nose over angle verification and all other major specifications. Making sure your machinery is set up for long term success.
We ship the smartest way possible, to make your job easy. Fluent Conveyors Product shipments are carefully planned in CAD software to be loaded in an organized, space saving, and safe manner ensuring that all products arrive on-site the same as when they left our facility. Loose items are boxed and marked, assembled parts and components tightened to endure the rigors of freight and shipping. We’re here to make sure every step of the process is seamless.
- Standard E-Stops
- E- Stop Pull Cords
- Dead Man Plate
- Safety Halo
- Personal Safety System
- Motor Overload
- Standard Roll Back Guards
- Outdoor Rated Electronics (NEMA 4)
- Integrated to Baler Controls
- Optional VFD (Variable Frequency Drives)
- Optional Custom Control Panel
- Remote IOS/Android Controls
- Optional Motor Brake with Reversing Conveyor
- Tail Shaft Mounted Magnetic Speed Sensors
- We Will Work With Any OEM To Meet The Integration Requirements
As well as producing bespoke conveyor systems, we also supply custom replacement belts and parts to ensure no client sees their assembly line stay offline for an extended period of time. From replacement motors to sprockets, everything is covered if a client comes across a failing element of their conveyor system.
Sadly, it’s inevitable your clients will face some type of issue with their conveyor system at some point. Even with Fluent Conveyors’ best equipment in place, conveyors are going to suffer from wear and tear due to their demanding nature. However, being able to offer a solution at any time will be appreciated by your clients.
Are You Ready To Schedule Some Time With The Fluent Conveyors Team? Great!
Our Process Is Typically Very Lean & Detailed! We Prefer Not To Waste Our Customers Time! Engineering Time & Revisions Takes A Considerable Amount of Time For Both Customers & Our Engineering Team.
Please Contact Us If the Light Duty Roller Chain Conveyor Specifications Match What You Need & You Are Comfortable With:
- Price Can Range From $20,000 - $60,000 Per Conveyor
- Lead Time of 8 – 10 Weeks (From Down Payment & Signed Approval Drawings)
- Pre-Payment on Engineering Time if The Project is Complex
- 50% Down-Payment, 40% 2 Weeks Prior To Ship, 10% Net 30 Upon Install
- You Are OK Working With a local distributor / dealer
- Is the light duty option the correct choice for my application?
During the pre-sales process with our team we will get as much technical application data from you and your team to make sure the recommended product(s) match what you need.
This series of conveyors is light duty based on the “name”; however, the structure is made of 3/16 thick steel and follows the same engineering processes as our heavy-duty roller chain conveyor series.
The big difference with this series is overall belt width options as well as chain pitch offerings (2.5 inch and 4-inch pitch belts). This series also only offers hinged steel and rubber combo belts.
If you are unsure of what is correct for you, please contact us.
- Is this conveyor type customizable?
The light duty roller chain conveyor is 100% customizable. Everything in this series is made to order to make sure it matches all space constraints and transition requirements.
If you know this is the series you need, please contact us and our sales team would be glad to help.
- How does a light duty conveyor system work?
This conveyor series is mechanically similar to the heavy-duty series. Direct shaft mounted drive/gearbox paired with hardened flame cut sprockets and industrial bearings. The sprocket and chain create a ball and glove connection and the shaft and drive unit turn to move the belt.
- What is the care and maintenance of light duty conveyor systems?
The performance of any conveyor over a long period of time is a direct reflection of the service and preventative maintenance. The main things to always maintain on this conveyor are chain oilers, bearings, sprockets, and the chain itself. We have a complete preventative maintenance process detailed out in our help and support section of the website for each conveyor series.
- How to build a light duty conveyor system?
If you are looking to manufacture your own conveyor system you should make sure you have a local PE (professional engineer) validate all mechanics of your design.
Even though these conveyors may look simple, there are thousands of engineering hours built into each model to ensure its structural and mechanical operations are validated and meet the market performance requirements.