EQM Industrial TR Series Trough Belt conveyer

By: Tim Dittmer, Photography by: Tim Dittmer

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A garden centre is making surprisingly good use of an EQM Industrial TR Series Trough Belt conveyer.

EQM Industrial TR Series Trough Belt conveyer
The Trough Belt conveyer made by EQM Industrial used by Colin Macpherson Garden Centre.

Colin Macpherson Garden Centre supplies a wide range of plants, shrubs and garden supplies along with an array of gravel, soil and compost products. Macpherson purchased a mixer and conveyor to combine materials so a better quality product could be sold to customers. A loader is used to fill the soil mixer with the right ratio of topsoil and compost. After the mixer has done its thing an air-operated ram opens the chute. This is where the conveyor plays it part in shifting the material from the mixer to the stock pile. The 7.6m-long conveyor is regularly moved about the yard as Colin mixes a variety of different products. Its light weight construction makes it easy to shift even by hand.

The EQM Industrial TR Series Trough Belt conveyors are built in a modular design to allow simple assembly and a wide range of working lengths from 2.8m to a maximum of 19.6m. The frame is constructed from folded mild steel sections with RHS cross braces. The 50mm diameter top rollers are set at a 20-degree angle to contain the material on the 500mm wide belt; these are spaced at 600mm to provide good support and load retention. Below, the same sized rollers are used to carry the belt back but are spaced at 1200mm.

The frame has mounting holes over the full length so additional rollers can easily be added if required. Both the 140mm diameter end idler and drive drum are crowned to provide positive belt tracking and both ends have a large amount of adjustment travel for easy fitting and removal of belts. Self-aligning bearings are fitted to reduce wear and damage during use and adjustment.

A three-phase electric motor provides the motion via a worm-drive gearbox and offers standard speeds of 0.5m/sec, 0.7m/sec and 0.96m/sec. A hydraulic motor is also an option.

Conveyor maintenance is kept to a minimum as it is fitted with only four grease nipples - one for each of the main bearings. The rest of the conveyor basically only needs inspecting for wear and the odd belt adjustment. The frame is galvanised and powder coated for durability and the trough shape of TR Series belt makes it suitable to shift all kinds of loose material.



EQM Industrial is a family-owned business located in Hastings, New Zealand. The company has over 20 years of industry experience and claims it stands behind all its products. This is evident by the product guarantee and technical advice offered as part of the service along with comprehensive parts and service back up. EQM Industrial imports, assembles, distributes and manufactures a wide product range of equipment.

"Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of new and used equipment and components to a wide range of industry, with a specific focus on the processing, packing, manufacturing and bulk supply sectors," says Tim Bloxham, sales engineer.

"We strive to be the leading supplier of power transmission products and electric drive systems to manufacturers and production facilities that make and use effective automated equipment."

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