Leading materials handling manufacturer Enmin are the only company manufacturing electromagnetic drives in Australia. The drives offer a unique handling method for controlling the flow of food products, ingredients and bulk material. Products can be screened, sized, or accurately metered to ensure a smooth, uniform and fully variable flow.
With minimal moving parts, next to no on-going maintenance and low energy consumption it’s a reliable, low-cost method of product handling. The drives are designed and constructed to meet the rigorous requirements of the food and pharmaceutical industries such as maximum hygiene, ease of cleaning and continuous 24/7 operation.
The cyclic operation is controlled from a range of electronic controllers that will vary the feeding rate in a manner to suit the specific application enabling high-speed filling coupled with pinpoint accuracy. The controllers are available in different enclosures or as standalone for incorporation into central panels.
As production lines evolve and other components are updated to achieve higher throughput, older and less efficient drives cannot match the required capacity increase.
“Fitting one of our new generation drives will ensure that a higher conveying speed can be achieved to match the performance of other production line components. New drives also offer reduced energy consumption and of course less likelihood of stoppages and production disruptions due to breakdowns,” said Enmin Group Sales Manager, Harley Over.
“Installing new drives is relatively easy and straightforward; given the improved efficiencies of the new drives the ROI is quickly realised. The longevity of our drives has been well proven so it’s a smart long-term investment,” Mr Over went on to say.
A wide range of drives are available to suit most requirements and applications. The drives are available with either an epoxy or a recently introduced Teflon coating. The Teflon coating provides greater cathodic protection thereby eliminating surface rust making it the ideal surface finish for a food environment.
The Teflon is fully FDA approved; its 40-micron surface coating means that it does not suffer from the chipping that can occur on painted models. This makes it ideal
for use on mobile equipment that is susceptible to knocks and bangs as it is moved around the workplace.
“For harsh cleaning and washdown environments within the food industry our new Teflon coated drives are the perfect solution,” Mr Over said.
In addition to the food industry, virtually any industry that handles dry bulk material, processed products or parts can employ the use of an electromagnetic drive. Enmin’s drives have been successfully utilised in the metals, ceramics, chemical and plastics industries in an extensive array of applications.
“For companies looking to increase the conveying speed of an existing production line, installing new drives is a cost-efficient way to achieve that. Quite simply, new drives will transform the performance of existing lines,” Mr Over concluded.