January 9, 2013
The new 2200 series Mid Drive belt conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. frees up the motor and mounts from both ends of the conveyor, creating additional available space for operator and machine interfaces. The compact, three-roller design is 40 percent smaller than tensioned-center drives, opening up more space along the entire conveyor.
The drive can be positioned anywhere along the length of the conveyor; when it is placed in the middle, both ends are available for nosebar transfer tails, which help move small product on and off of the conveyor to reduce product loss or damage. The drive can reach speeds up to 400 FPM and handles loads up to 80 lbs.
Features include a two-half design to allow quick belt change and a V-guided belt to eliminate belt-tracking issues.