Standard Recycling Sort Systems

3 Man, 4 Man, 6 Man, 8 Man, 10 Man & 12 Man Sort Lines Designed For Sorting Single Stream, C&D, PET, E-Waste, OCC, ONP & Dual Stream Efficiently & Accurately!

Lead Time
12 - 14 Weeks (Standard Lead Times)

Standard Recycling Sort System Series Overview

Fluent RC 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 EquipmentInternational Baler CorporationAmerican Baler, Excel, Marathon, Balemaster, G-Baler, Sierra, IPS and more.

Make The Fluent SS Series Conveyor Your Own

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.).

Select Your Color

MOTORS, GEARBOXES, SHAFTS, BEARINGS AND SPROCKETS FOR POWERFUL OUTPUT

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.

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What Customers Are Saying

"In 2018 our company was in a really weird position. We had purchased 2 large expensive conveyors over the last 5 years from 2 different manufacturers (Yes our application is rugged, heavy and has lots of baling wire). Both systems caused non-stop maintenance issues that were becoming very expensive for our company. We were referred to Fluent Conveyors by a local distributor/dealer in our area and from the start, I knew we found the correct manufacturer. Their pre-sales team visited our facility, took the time to listen to our core issues, and allowed our team to become part of the entire design process. I found their team slowing us down to re-validate key dimensions etc to ensure this new system would not only meet our expectations, but help position our capital layout to actually work for us for more than a couple of years. It has been almost 2 years and I can say the Fluent Conveyors team delivered exactly what we expected. No issues, 100% functioning and were are currently exploring adding a brand new system at one of our other facilities in 2020. Thank you for being professional and experts at your craft. 

-Anthony, North Carolina

Standard 6 Man Sort

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.

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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 King of Efficiency & Strength

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.

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Collaborate

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.

Create

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.

Convey

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.

Replacement Trough Idlers & Return Idlers

Collaborate

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.

Create

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.

Convey

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.

Key Features
Sort System Walkways

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Safety Pull Cords

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Optional Pit Infeed

Optional Pit Infeed

Lifting Lugs For East Install

Lifting Lugs For East Install

Transition Sort Hoppers

Transition Sort Hoppers

Stairs & Mezzanines

Stairs & Mezzanines

Standard Sort System Hand Rails

Standard Sort System Rails

2 & 3 Ply Heavy Duty Rubber or PVC Belts

2 & 3 Ply Heavy Duty Rubber or PVC Belts

Optional HD Bin Walls

Optional HD Bin Walls

Structural Steel Frame

Structural Steel Frame

Push Button E Stops

E Stops

High Efficiency Drives

High Efficiency Drives

Sorting Conveyors With Belly Rests

Sorting Conveyors With Belly Rests

Adjustable Platform Supports

Adjustable Platform Supports

Sorting Chutes

Sorting Chutes

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.

SHIPPING OVERVIEW

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 Sort Line Replacement Conveyor Belts & Parts

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.

Medium duty, cast iron housed pillow block bearings, 4 bolt flange bearings...
Trough Idlers are offered in CEMA rated & mine duty with optional self alig...
Cold rolled, mild steel that is keyed, turned down and machined to match th...
Rubber, neoprene, SBR, PVC, nitrile, butyl base belt with many cleat >
Rubber and PVC 1 ply, 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply smooth top belts with more then 5...
Ideal for steep angle applications while preventing slip back of material.&...
Pulleys are offered in CEMA duty, mine duty & super duty with multiple bush...
High efficiency, shaft mounted drives offered in right angle,  helical, par...
Discover How We Can Help Improve Your Sorting Operations

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 Roller Chain Conveyor Specifications Match What You Need & You Are Comfortable With:

  1. Price Can Range From $40,000 - $450,000 Per Conveyor
  2. Lead Time of 10 – 12 Weeks (From Down Payment & Signed Approval Drawings)
  3. Pre-Payment on Engineering Time if The Project is Complex
  4. 50% Down-Payment, 40% 2 Weeks Prior To Ship, 10% Net 30 Upon Install
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What do customers use this model for?

    The standard sort system can be used for several types of applications. These systems are configurable and can be customized (engineering time billed for custom options).

    ·        Single stream processing

    ·        C & D

    ·        Textile Sorting

    ·        Dual Stream

    ·        E-Waste

    You can configure the infeed conveyor above ground or in a pit; the stairs can be parallel or perpendicular to the structure and more.

    If you are not sure if this is exactly what you need, please contact our sales team.

  • Will this fit inside our facility?

    Depending on the configuration and the system size 3-man, 4-man, 6-man, 8-man, 10-man or 12-man sort will change the overall size and footprint of this model.

    If you have space constraints and need assistance making sure this will work, please contact our sales team and they will engage you with the engineering department. Please have all the exact data for your facility before calling.

  • Can we modify the layout for this model?

    Yes, everything Fluent offers can be modified. This series being modified outside of the standard configurations will result in a time and materials addition to the base price. If you need a more custom system, please review our custom sort system series.

  • What items fall through recycling conveyor belts?

    You will not have material that falls through a conveyor; however, if you overload the conveyors you may have materials fall over the side of the conveyor. Also, if you have moisture in your materials you may have material stick to the belting and travel back towards the tail pulley.

    If you need assistance making sure the system is configured with the correct mechanical and application features please contact our sales team.

  • Can I put this into an existing system?

    The answer is yes; however, there are many things to take into consideration. Why is this needed for your application? Do you have the correct space? Will this meet the tonnage requirements? Do you have the correct staff to manage the sorting process?

    Please contact our sales team to discuss.