ML are specialists at manufacturing shaftless spiral screws for conveyors and although they manufacture complete conveyors, they also supply their spiral screws to other conveyor manufacturers to incorporate into their own design of casings.
A new customer in China had placed an order for spiral screws to fit into their own conveyor design. After placing the order, the customer then decided not to design their own casings but asked ML if they could supply a design. Due to their workload and the short timescale, they didn’t have sufficient in house capacity and approached us to see if we could assist them.
The Chinese customer needed three different designs, a twin screw garbage conveyor (8.9m long), a single screw distribution conveyor (4.25m long) and a single screw sludge conveyor (7.25m long).
What we did for ML
Overall dimensions and written technical specification sheets were supplied by ML. We produced layouts for each of the designs and forwarded these to ML for discussion and approval. After a number of e-mails and phone calls, we finalised the design and proceeded to produce complete manufacturing drawings for the casings, covers, drive supports and various other details along with assembly drawings.
ML supplied the drawings to their customer and the conveyors were manufactured in China and successfully installed on a site.