Package Handling Conveyors
Fluent Material & Package Handling Conveyors Are Specifically Designed To Convey 1,000's of Packages Per Hour in Distribution & Sorting Facilities Of All Sizes.
Package Handling Conveyor Series Overview
Fluent PH Series of Conveyors are engineered with industry leading 3D CAD software and manufactured with precision (tolerances and standards). This series comes in standard and custom widths and lengths. Standard roller chain conveyor widths include 36″, 48″ 60”, 72″, 84”, 96”, 108” & 120”. Lower Horizontal lengths come in standard sizes of 10 feet, 15 feet 20 feet, 25 feet and 30 feet as well as any custom lower horizontal length to best match project specifications. The incline angles range from 25 degrees to 35 degrees depending on the application, material, baler requirements and building specifications. The standard chain sizes include 3 inch rollers with a 6 or 9 inch pitch, 4 & 5 inch roller with a 9 inch pitch. The frame is made of 3/16″ steel rectangular tubing, 1/4″ steel pan side walls, 1/4” steel rectangular tubing for supports & 25# – 30# rail track for chain support. The RC Series is MIG welded with certified welders and validated with a seamless QA process for overall structural integrity.
The Fluent RC Conveyors are sand blasted prior to paint, connected with grade 8 hardware (resist corrosion and increase strength), assembled and test run for over 10 hours prior to shipping. This series features industry leading components which include: rubber combo belts, apron pan belts, double beaded apron pan, z pan belts, hinged steel belts, motors, flame cut & hardened sprockets, electric oilers, coped angled cleats (2″, 3″, 4″ & 5″), side guards, bottom guards, e-stops, direct shaft mounted drives, cold rolled shafts and more.
This heavy duty series of conveyor is engineered and manufactured for the most extreme applications: wet, dry, high temps, e-waste, OCC, ONP, MSW, single stream, C&D, mining, biofuel, scrap, tire, stover, bagasse and more.
* We offer custom roller chain conveyors to meet the specific requirements for a wide variety of specialized applications (metering conveyors, high impact loading conveyors, reversing conveyors, etc.).
**This series of conveyors is often found feeding shredders, granulators, pulpers, balers, conveyors and sort stations for industry leading manufactures like Vecoplan, SSI, Granu-Tech, Ameri-Shred, Hustler Conveyors, CP Manufacturing, BHS, Harris Equipment, International Baler Corporation, American Baler, Excel, Marathon, Balemaster, G-Baler, Sierra, IPS 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.).
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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
"We wanted to first of all say thank you to all of Fluent Conveyors team! The installation crew was amazing and the entire process with your team was very open and EASY!
From the initial bid request to the final payment, everything was one of the easier projects I have been a part of. The technical details your team followed, paired with the very skilled installers, seamless and simple!
The conveyors we purchased for moving our products has now been installed for over 2 years and we have not had a single complaint or issue. The construction was very heavy duty, the belting is extremely nice and we have had zero issues with the controls.
If we ever expand or need conveyor equipment anywhere at our military base, you will be surely contacted."
- Falilou, Airforce Base Contracting Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Detailed & Customized Mechanical Engineering
FLUENT CONVEYOR DESIGN GUIDELINES
Fluent Conveyors 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 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.
- Bulk Products
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 Package Handling Conveyor Specifications Match What You Need & You Are Comfortable With:
- Price Can Range From $3,000 - $100,000+ Per Conveyor
- Lead Time of 10 – 12 Weeks
- Pre-Payment on Engineering Time if The Project is Complex
- 50% Down-Payment, 40% 2 Weeks Prior To Ship, 10% Net 30 Upon Install
- Can small conveyors hook up to large conveyors?
Yes, you can create processes that allow conveyors to connect. You run the risk of having issues during that transition. If you are looking to add more conveyors to an existing system and want to make sure the packages will flow correctly, please contact our sales team.
- How to calculate the belt speed of a conveyor?
If you have an existing conveyor this can be measured several ways:
The most accurate and easiest way is to use a belt tachometer right on the belt. If you have cleats or other obstructions that make this impossible you can run the tachometer in the center of the tail shaft to get an RPM reading.
You can also count the rotations of the tail shaft (mark the shaft) in a minute to get your RPM reading. The belt speed will be the measured RPM*PI* the diameter of your tail pulley (in inches)/12. This will give you an output of belt speed in feet per minute or FPM.
If you are looking to calculate the belt speed you want on a future conveyor then please contact the fluent sales staff and they can help with this. There is a lot that goes into deciding on a belt speed from the up and downstream speeds, belt width, conveyor type, load depth and many other factors. We are here to help you.
- How to choose the correct material handling conveyor belt?
If you have a good understanding of your current requirements Fluent Conveyors can ensure you get the correct conveyor. We will need to know your space limitations, package size (length, width, weight), goals of the new conveyor and exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Also, we recommend you contact our team if you have money allocated for the project at the time of the call. Please contact our sales team.
- How many packages per hour can this machine process?
This is a very common question; however, we can build conveyors that match your requirements. New builds and retrofits all require different options. Please get as much information as you can so our team can help. If you need on-site consultation, we offer this at your expense. Typical costs (outside Colorado and surrounding states) include the price of airfare and $1,000 per day per diem (hotel, rental car, food etc.). This is per Fluent employee visiting your location.
- Do you offer automation and controls?
Currently this is NOT something we offer outside basic VFDs and start stop controls. If you are looking for a system integrator, we have teams that can assist in the entire commissioning process for your package handling system.