SmartMove® Conveyors 90° degree turn conveyor systems come in all sizes – don’t limit yourself because SmartMove® won’t! We can make most any product in most industries turn 90° degrees. The side to end transfer continues to be the best and most efficient for most products. Large, small, thin or thick, the side to end transfer never fails. Product can safely overhang the sides if necessary and still make a smooth 90 degree turn.
Side To End Transfer Plate
Transferring products around 90° turns is accomplished by placing the end of one conveyor flush to the side of another conveyor. By removing the guard rail at the juncture of the two conveyors and replacing it with an End-to-Side Transfer Plate, it will then be possible to push and pull the products around a corner with a sliding motion. SmartMove®’s unique End-to-Side Transfer Plates are designed to support products above the belt during transfer and then tilt to a lower position as the product slides around the turn. Unlike tensioned belt systems, the force caused by the side transfer will not affect the belt tracking.
A SmartMove® transfer plate allows products to slide across the joint without catching the edge of the belting. Most products with flat bottoms can make 90° turns. However, products less than 3” long will “stall” at the transfer plate. (Hence, the common name for these plates is a “dead plate”.) Stalled items will require a push from items traveling behind, (this is considered “back-pressure”) to proceed forward. With a continual flow of material, you can get satisfactory results by using back pressure to transfer short items across transitions. As products make the turn, they will normally rotate and keep orientation as well.