LEWCO Modular Plastic Belt
Utilizing Intralox modular plastic belting, LEWCO recently supplied a major tire manufacturer with a high speed decline conveyor. The application required a robust design capable of starting and stopping tires weighing as much as 80 pounds every 2.4 seconds, at speeds as high as 160 feet per minute!
Working closely with Intralox engineers to design a robust conveyor for the environment, LEWCO’s finished product exceeded expectations for the 24/7, high duty cycle application.
This conveyor is just one example of modular plastic belt conveyors LEWCO has to offer for a wide variety of applications.
Besides tire handling, modular plastic belt conveyors are available to service applications ranging from stainless steel wash-down, to package and parcels, to handling heavy loads with irregular bottoms, and a host of opportunities in between.
The belting is driven by a series of sprockets on the head and tail shaft. Because of the positive drive, no belt tracking is required. In the event of damage, the segmented sections are east to replace. This conveyor is tough, easy to run, and easy to maintain.
EnerSys Expands NexSys Battery Offering with Addition of 558 Amp-Hour Battery
EnerSys recently expanded its NexSys® product line to include the NexSys® 558-AH battery. The NexSys® 558 battery consists of six NexSys® 12-volt 186-AH blocs connected in series/parallel to achieve 24-volts and
558-AH. This setup provides the ability to charge at rates between 32 and 70 percent of the battery’s capacity for fast and flexible opportunity charging.
The NexSys® 558-AH battery is constructed from Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) and features compressed Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) plate separators with high electrolyte absorption and stability to enhance cyclic capability and provide extreme vibration resistance. The battery is virtually maintenance-free as it does not require watering. The exceptional charge acceptance characteristics of TPPL batteries allows for rapid charging during shift breaks, extending the battery run times well beyond conventional industrial batteries.
The NexSys® 558-AH battery measures at 30.35 inches in height, 12.77 inches in width, 25.35 inches in length and will fit many 24-volt, Class III lift trucks. Because the battery can be charged at such fast rates, it requires the use of EnerSys® EnForcer® chargers, which have higher efficiency ratings compared to many conventional chargers. “The NexSys® 558-AH battery allows for reduced recharge time and provides a faster power solution for a number of warehouse and manufacturing applications that utilize pallet trucks,” says Steve Spaar, director of marketing for EnerSys. “The battery’s advanced design, combined with robust material construction, allows us to offer our customers an energy solution with exceptional flexibility that is ideal for multi-shift operations.”
Complementing its virtually maintenance-free characteristics, the NexSys® 558-AH battery withstands shock and vibration while providing eco-friendly performance. Its minimum gassing makes it ideal for use in shops, public areas and sensitive warehousing areas. Additionally, NexSys® batteries typically occupy up to 30 percent less space than equivalent conventional lead acid batteries due to the thin plate design’s high energy density properties. NexSys® batteries have a long shelf life – up to two years.
For more information about the NexSys® 558-AH battery, contact your local EnerSys sales representative or visit www.enersysmp.com.
Yale Lift Trucks Interactive Mobile App
Yale announces the Yale Lift Trucks Interactive Mobile app. An app that will arm you with all of the information you need to select the right Yale lift truck to do the job. Included in the app are hundreds of product summaries and images with supporting brochures and spec sheets to educate you on Yale’s product range, a product selector feature to help select the right product for your application needs, a dealer locator feature to help you quickly locate and contact the authorized Yale dealer in your area, an optional alert feature to keep you informed on Yale’s latest product and financing offers, YouTube integration so you can see Yale products in action and Twitter social integration to keep you notified about Yale events, product launches and news.