Artillery Shell Conveyors

Upon being tasked to reduce manual handling of artillery shells, we successfully developed these specialized conveyors to be placed between work cells.

These conveyors were specially designed to convey artillery shells during various phases of the assembly process. Due to the significant weight involved, we selected heavy duty 3 LRWAF 901 - 3 plies polyester, rigid, antistatic belts and large diameter drive/idle pulleys to ensure drive without slippage.  

Replaceable UHMW guides were installed in the sidewalls to prevent any incidental marring or scratching of the shells and a hidden lace was employed in the belt for same reason. Q45BB6 Series Sensors, with reflectors, were used to automatically start/stop conveyors based on shell detection.