Apron Conveyor Belts

Food Products Manufacturing in India, Apron Conveyor Manufacturer, Suppliers, Exporter in India

Diamond Metal Screens Pvt. Ltd. undertakes all types of high precision & high-quality perforation in various shapes like round, oblong, square or dimpled in a variety of patterns on a variety of materials including plain steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel brass & copper. Perforated sheets custom manufactured by us are used for a variety of high-end mission, like critical conveyor & transfer applications in industries like tobacco processing & food products manufacturing.

After putting in years of experience, in-house research & development & other assimilating technology that is available internationally, we have perfected our state-of-the-art apron conveyors. These apron conveyors provide an ideal & cost-effective solution for applications like conveying & transferring a wide range of materials like tobacco, desiccated coconut, fine chemicals etc. through critical processing conditions, such as high temperature steam, dry air, chemical acids, hot oils, etc. These aprons provide proper open area for exposure towards desired processes.

Apron conveyors are available in various sizes & are successfully installed in a 2 feet or a 14 feet dryer. They can be used either for a dryer where gentle uniform drying (with precise humidity control) is required or for movement of heavyweight abrasive type material, moving at the rate of 30 to 50 tones per shift.

Diamond Metal Screens can manufacture these apron conveyors either in plain, perforated or embossed type, in mild steel, galvanized steel or stainless steel. Various types of surface coating can be given to these conveyor belts.

Engineering Details :

Diamond Metal Screens apron conveyors are a continuous metal belt which are custom perforated to the required open area to suit the products being processed. These perforated plates are in turn interlocked with formed micro-mesh hinges. This is a robust design manufactured for durability in the toughest & most critical industrial application.

Travelling guards are an important attachment when the apron conveyors are used in food processing dryers, where the product being used on the conveyor has small granules. These guards ensure that the material stays on the conveyor at all times, & prevents any spillage during motion. These are generally made of the same material as that of the conveyor plates.

A micro hinge connection between two aprons means minimum gaps & less friction. The small gaps allow conveying very small granule products from 1.5mm to 3mm diameter. Lesser friction means minimum power requirement for the dryer drive system. These micro (piano) hinge arrangements ensure proper gap arrangement between plates, such that the surface continuity is maintained at all times, even at slopes & sprocket area curves.

For more information of the available sizes, open area requirements , do write to us.

Product Range :

Diamond Metal Screens is the only apron conveyor manufacturer in formed micro (piano) hinge type, in this part of the globe. Understanding the technical requirements of end users, we have put in our engineering & manufacturing skills, to successfully produce a wide variety of apron conveyors with precise control of hole quality, pitch control, & hinge formation required for a variety of applications. Manufacturing is done on state-of-the-art imported machinery which may include perforation, leveling, radius forming, removing of bow & camber etc. Most of these machines are imported from Italy, USA & Germany.

Chain Roller Arrangement :

Chain roller arrangement to facilitate easy conveyance of belt systems.

Micro Hinge, Piano Hinged :

Micro hinge, Piano Hinge arrangement between sheets for flexibility in motion.

Wide Array of perforation patterns :

Choose from a wide array of perforation patterns & material type to suit your product & open area requirements.

Application :

Due to their superior designs & cost effectiveness, our apron conveyors have found a place in feeders of various types of equipment in manufacturing of products such as : tobacco, desiccated coconut, dry fruits & vegetables, pet food, viscose fiber, pasta & snacks, material handling, sea weed, industrial scrap movement.

Advantages :

In comparison with the conveying system using synthetic belts, rubber belts, woven-wire mesh, etc. apron conveyors manufactured by Diamond Metal Screens have following advantages:

  • Pre-assembly at factory in sets of 5 to 10 or even more depending on the pitch of chain, thus providing value addition in terms of time required for installation. (An apron conveyor on a 12 feet wide & 200 feet long dryers has been successfully installed in 96 hours’ time.)
  • No damages to drying material.
  • High-pressure water wash or chemical wash can be given.
  • Conveyor surfaces can be treated with special coatings.
  • Energy efficient as power needed to drive is less.
  • Delivers a consistent & uniform quality product.
  • Lower maintenance cost. As low as 90% than the other designs.
  • Bad depth is held uniform throughout the conveying process resulting in an accurate & predictable drying rate with highest possible drying efficiency. “NO-GAPS” in between interconnected aprons, a problem which usually occurs in pressed slats which overlaps one another.
  • Withstands heavy impact. High height side-guards ensure bulky material movement without spillage on chain & the machine involved.