New roller bed conveyor

Lake Erie Portable Screeners has added three roller bed conveyors to its line of screening equipment.

The company designed the new ground, stacking and radial stacking conveyors to withstand the harsh demands of processing materials in construction, landscaping and aggregate applications. They can be used with Lake Erie’s Pitbull 2300 screening plant to produce three grades of material at once.

Roller bed conveyors excel in tough applications that require consistent and continuous transfer of materials. They move heavier loads faster and with less power than slider bed conveyors, which typically have smaller drive pulleys that require more torque to operate. And, because the belts move across rollers instead of the entire surface of a slider bed, they operate with less friction, which is easier on the belts and translates to longer belt life.

The ground conveyor is mounted on a rugged steel frame that rests directly on the ground, and its large footprint provides exceptional stability.

Users can adjust the stacking and radial stacking models from five to 11 feet high and feed material directly into a loading vehicle. The adjustability also allows users to create larger stockpiles, which increases efficiency by reducing the number of times equipment needs to be moved. These attributes, combined with the ability to place the machine at the point of excavation, minimize spillage and dramatically reduce cycle times and haulage costs typically associated with loading and unloading material when using stationary plants.

The radial stacking conveyor features tire and wheel assemblies that can be positioned to allow the stacker to move on a radius instead of being limited to a fixed point. This allows users to pivot the conveyor left or right in a radial arch versus moving the entire unit when creating very large stockpiles.

The standard size of the three conveyors is 30 inches wide by 20 feet long, and Lake Erie will customize designs to provide alternate sizes based on customer needs and applications. In addition to working well with the Pitbull 2300 screening plant, they can be paired with other machines for applications that require independent, heavy-duty conveyors.