Brush Conveyor - Functional Principle
The brush conveyor uses a vibrating board equipped with bristles to transport and divert the flow of goods. The bristles are arranged in a 15 degree of tilts and thus determine the direction of flow. The brush conveyor has been developed to work with light flat-bottomed goods weighing up to 31.5 kg. In addition to cubical objects piece goods without plane contact surfaces can be transported. Prerequisite is a minimum stiffness as well as a minimum size of double bristle space to ensure the transportability.
A V-shaped arrangement of the bristle-covered boards assures a secure guidance and keeps goods centred.
Compared to conventional steady conveyors, such as roller conveyors or belt conveyors, the brush conveyor uses significantly less moving parts: entirely the propulsion that induces vibration (unbalance) is dynamic; all other components are static. There is no need to replace rolls or belts. Handling, in particular regarding the service and maintenance is notably simplified. Furthermore only a slight tilt of the bard (less than 10 degrees) at the junction is necessary to divert the flow. Each segment within the system can be controlled independently. For this reason single parts can be stopped without stopping the entire system.
The brush conveyor is especially suited to transport goods with sensitive surfaces. Applications for furniture parts, lacquered sheets or illuminants are possible. In addition to the pure transport task possible applications are the automated feeding to metal processing machines or the supply of the assembly area.