Standard speeds of up to 150 feet per minute can be expected on the gripper elevators, with faster speeds available using optional turn discs. The gripper conveyor adjusts from 0″ – 8″ with the turn of a single hand wheel. Optional widths are also available.
Product Handling Applications:
Suitable for use in many industries, wedge gripper elevators are used for single product elevation or lowering. Side grippers transport product safely and securely onto the take away conveyor.
Gripper Conveyors for Elevating, Lowering and Orientation
The term “Gripper” is an industry wide term as this suggests that two parallel conveyor sections mounted side by side on a support structure that actually grips product and transports it, in an elevating or lowerating movement, while incorporating a buffer at the end of a conveyor or between different conveyors. Products are gripped gently but with complete control before delivering in onto another section of the conveyor.
Gripper elevators and lowerators come in various shapes including C Style, S Style and Upenders. The upender style gripper actually orients the product by 90º as it lifts the items from an infeed conveyor, carries the product to either a higher or lower elevation before the discharge.C Style Gripper Elevator
(Images: The conveyor on the left is a typical S-Gripper whereas the image on the right shows a standard C-Gripper.)
A variety of gripper chains are available to tailor your elevator to meet the needs of your application or product. Wedge grippers and finger grippers allow a soft grip on any product to aFlextrac Conveyors feature modular plastic chain components from Modu System, a worldwide leader in the field with more than 25 years experience. All Flextrac Systems are assembled, tested and supported in North America by QC Conveyors.void product damage. Box grippers are available in different hardnesses for moving boxes. Silicone grippers feature an indentation specifically designed for cylindrical product.
Gripper elevators can be equipped with a geared adjustment mechanism that allows them to quickly adjust to varying width product.